Whistle; vessel flute
Whistle, vessel flute. The vessel takes the form of a demon’s head. The front has detailed sculpted features of a face. The two sides have double ridges representing ears with horns above. A large mouth hole occupies the entire upper surface. Two round finger holes on the front take the position of the eyes.
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- Hornbostel-Sachs category:421.13 Vessel flutes (without distinct beak)
- Repository:Horniman Museum and Gardens
- Measurements:overall: 50 x 44 x 38 mm