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Image: End-blown bone Flute from the Nasca Culture

This flute is from the collection of the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, Santiago, Chile. It is listed by the museum as an end-blown flute from the Nasca Culture, 100–700 CE, Southern Coastal region of Peru, made of bone. It measures 9.2 cm × 1.4 cm × 0.1 cm thick (3.62" × 0.55" × 0.04"). Item MCHAP 757.

See The Development of Flutes in the Americas for more context about this image.

End-blown bone Flute from the Nasca Culture

 

   
 

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