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globular flute shaped like a seated panpipe player
  • Chile
  • globular flute shaped like a seated panpipe player
  • Where object was made: Chile
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 17 x 15 x 17 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 11/16 x 5 7/8 x 6 11/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0116
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Large globular flute in the shape of a human figure sitting cross-legged and holding a large panpipe under his mouth. The figure wears a red shawl around his body and a gray and tan hat, and the hands and feet are very highly exaggerated. The breath hole is at the top of the head and there is another large hole on the back of the head. There are four holes in the back of the figure and one on the bottom.