Object photography

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Object description

  • Sioux artist
  • Flute, before 1912
  • Wood, quill, metal, dye
  • Great Plains, North America
  • L: 22 3/4 in, dia.: 1 1/8 in (L: 57.8 cm, dia.: 2.9 cm)
  • Museum Purchase, 1912
  • E15160


This flute is made out of wood with two metal bands at one end and the other end nearly closed. There is a piece of shaped wood at mouthpiece secured by narrow strips of quill work in white, brown and orange that make solid band 18 centimeters long nearly to the end. There is a fair amount of loss to the intricate quill work.