German 8-Keyed Flute

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Description (Brief)
This flute was made by an unknown maker, probably in Germany around 1870 to 1880. It is an 8-keyed flute made of ebony with German silver ferrules and keys.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1870-1880
place made
Germany
Physical Description
ebony (overall material)
German silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 68.5 cm; 26 15/16 in
foot joint: 11 3/8 in x 1 3/16 in; 28.8925 cm x 3.01625 cm
head joint: 17 in x 1 3/8 in; 43.18 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
MI.378928
accession number
146566
catalog number
378928
Credit Line
Gift of Joseph H. Himes
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Flutes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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