Flute

Description
Many fragments of medieval bone flutes have been excavated in Exeter. This one, shown second from right in the photograph, is made from a bird’s ulna. It originally had three finger-holes and remains of the voicing notch near the mouthpiece.
Accession Loan No.
300/1988/B2
Simple Name
flute
Full Name
flute; bird ulna
Collector / Excavator
Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Common Name
flute
Material
bone (animal)
Period Classification
Medieval (1200-1500)
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Collection Contintent
Europe
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Year Low
1100
Production Year High
1199
Collection Town
Exeter
Collection County
Devon
Collection Site Name
Queen Street
Family Group

Dimensions
whole length 135 mm; whole diameter 12 mm
Created At
2016-10-13 15:45:39
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:42:47

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