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reindeer shaped globular flute
  • Soviet Union
  • reindeer shaped globular flute
  • Where object was made: Soviet Union (present-day Russia)
  • clay, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 10 x 6.5 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 15/16 x 2 9/16 x 4 5/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0114
Description

Small flute made from terracotta in the shape of a four legged animal, identified as a reindeer. There are four short legs, a snub-nosed face, and antlers at the top of the head. The body of the animal is painted dark green with gold details at the hooves, nose, ears, and the tips of the antlers. The mouth piece is at the tail of the animal and there are two small holes in either side of the belly of the animal.