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xun (egg shaped globular flute)
  • China
  • xun (egg shaped globular flute)
  • Where object was made: China
  • clay, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7.5 x 6.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 15/16 x 2 9/16 in
  • Betty Austin Hensley Flutes of the World
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0123

Small flute made from dark brown clay that is flat on the bottom, then has rounded sides that taper up to a pointed mouthpiece. On the side, there are two columns of three finger holes and on the opposite side of the flute there are two small holes side by side. On both sides of the flute there are four Chinese characters incised into the clay, and there are four more, much smaller characters incised on the bottom of the flute.