Flute

Description
Many fragments of medieval bone flutes have been excavated in Exeter. This one, shown on the right in the photograph, is made from a bird’s tibia, possibly a swan. It has two finger-holes.
Accession Loan No.
300/1988/B1
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Common Name
flute
Simple Name
flute
Full Name
flute; tibia; swan
Dimensions
whole length 120 mm; whole W 15 mm; whole H 10 mm
Period Classification
Medieval (1200-1500)
Production Year Low
1100
Production Year High
1200
Family Group

Material
bone (bird)
Collector / Excavator
Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit
Collection Site Name
Trichay Street
Collection Town
Exeter
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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