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Vessel flute

Zoomorphic terracotta vessel flute in the shape of an animal. The body is ovular with a smooth surface. The head extends upwards from the front. It has two pointed ears, a pointed nose with two nostrils, eyes in the form of impressed circles with an impressed dot at the centre of each, and a straight slit for a mouth. The tail is pointed and extends upwards. The mouth hole for the player is at the centre of the animal's back. A line of four round finger holes stretches from the head to the tail on each side of the instrument. Each hole connects with the central cavity.

  • Measurements:overall: 1.5748 x .9449 x 2.0472 in.; 40 x 24 x 52 mm