Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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flute
  • Thailand
  • flute, 1900s
  • Where object was made: Thailand
  • jade, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 56.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 22 1/4 x 1 3/8 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0120
Description

Flute made from a single piece of green jade with areas of white mottling. The flute is carved in the shape of a piece of bamboo with raised lines indicating the segments of the bamboo. There is a notch carved into the mouth end, fiver finger holes, two holes in the back for attaching a tassle, and one more near the center of the back.