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Anthropomorphic Tubular Duct Flute
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Anthropomorphic Tubular Duct Flute


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Description Tubular duct flutes in the collection illustrate the variety of aerophones that typify the musical instrument repertoire of different societies during Late Classic times in Mesoamerica. They share the modeling of the human figure as their primary decorative program, but these range from the dramatic naturalism of near portraiture seen on this Veracruz or Maya flute, to the schematized portrayal on the fluted instrument, and ending with the extreme minimalism of the figural rendering on the double-chambered flute from Colima (TL.2009.20.102). Each instrument holds its unique potential for creating a variety of tones and sounds of different timbres, depending on the force of wind entering the mouthpiece and sound chamber(s) as well as the positioning of the player's fingers (when applicable). Although the casual musician can produce acceptable sounds from these instruments, practiced skill is required to achieve their full effect.
Exhibitions
  • Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection Gift. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville. 2012-2013.
Provenance Acquired by John G. Bourne, Santa Fe, New Mexico; given to Walters Art Museum, 2013.
Credit Gift of John Bourne, 2013

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Period
AD 600-900 (Late Classic)
Medium
earthenware, traces of post-fire paint
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
2009.20.135
Measurements
L: 8 1/8 x W: 3 3/16 x D: 2 1/2 in. (20.7 x 8.1 x 6.3 cm)
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Not On View

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