End-blown flute (kaur?)

mid-20th century


Object Place: Possibly Ambrim, Vanuatu

Dimensions

Length 92 cm, width 3.5 cm (Length 36 1/4 in., width 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2002.606

Medium or Technique

Bamboo

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Body of bamboo, the distal end shaped into two prongs (155 mm. long), just beyond node. Surface has incised triangles, alternately painted light brown Large notch at embouchure. Two widely-spaced fingerholes at distal end, just above node.

Provenance

2002, accessioned as source unidentified to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 3, 2002)

Credit Line

Source unidentified