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
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Common Name
flute
Simple Name
?flute
Full Name
flute; sheep bone
Dimensions
whole length 100 mm; whole W 25 mm; whole H 20 mm
Period Classification
Medieval (1200-1500)
Production Year Low
1250
Production Year High
1299
Family Group

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

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