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globular flute in the shape of a seated human
  • Mexico
  • globular flute in the shape of a seated human
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • ceramic, paint, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 20 x 13.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 7/8 x 5 5/16 x 2 15/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0109
Description

Molded clay flute in the shape of a person who is kneeling, with long arms resting on his knees, and wearing a large headdress. There is a long thin mouthpiece at the back of the head and there are two rows of three finger holes on the torso of the figure.The figure's headdress has stylized feathers in red, green and white and has red ear plugs and a small frontispiece on the forehead. Across the figure's lap is a panel that has a relief image of another person who appears to be kneeling and wearing a headdress and is colored with red and green.