Flute

Description
Many fragments of medieval bone flutes have been excavated in Exeter. This one, shown on the right in the photograph, has three holes and a mouthpiece. It is well-worn which suggests it was a much-used instrument.
Accession Loan No.
300/1988/B5
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Common Name
flute
Simple Name
flute
Full Name
flute
Dimensions
whole length 100 mm; whole diameter 13 mm
Period Classification
Medieval (1200-1500)
Production Year Low
1200
Production Year High
1250
Family Group

Material
bone (animal)
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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