421.221.2 Partly-stopped flutes with internal duct

Boy's flute. Duct flute (previously catalogued as a transverse flute). Bamboo pipe with single opened out node near distal end. Six round finger holes and no thumbhole. Holes are not positioned in an exact line. Rectangular (almost square) window with lower edge bevelled. Block is 15 mm long and is positioned 19 mm into the pipe, although it is loose. A crack runs the full length of the back and the instrument has been tied together with string. Handwritten in ink down side of holes: Santal Boy's Flute/N INDIA; Dimensions of window: 10 (wide)x11 (long)mm. Bore: approx 22 mm

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