German 4-Keyed Flute

Description (Brief)
This flute was made by an unknown maker in Germany around 1800 to 1825. It is a 4-keyed flute made of boxwood with bone ferrules, and brass keys.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1800-1825
unspecified
Eliot III, William G.
place made
Germany
Physical Description
boxwood (overall internal decorative color)
bone (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 61 cm; x 24 in
head joint: 8 7/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 22.5425 cm x 3.175 cm
foot joint: 16 in x 1 1/4 in; 40.64 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
MI.66.478
catalog number
66.478
accession number
264989
Credit Line
Gift of William G. Eliot III
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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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