Flute

Description
Many fragments of medieval bone flutes have been excavated in Exeter. This one, shown second from left in the photograph, has two finger-holes. It is made from a sheep’s tibia. The natural end of the bone is present which shows it was thrown away before it was finished.
Accession Loan No.
300/1988/B6
Simple Name
?flute
Full Name
flute; sheep bone
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
1250
Production Year High
1299
Collection Town
Exeter
Collection County
Devon
Collection Site Name
Goldsmith Street
Family Group

Dimensions
whole length 100 mm; whole W 25 mm; whole H 20 mm
Created At
2016-10-13 15:45:39
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:42:47

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