University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameNay
Object Number: AF101
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Egypt
Culture Area: North Africa
Section:African
Materials:Bamboo
Credit Line:Gift of Sarah (Mrs. William D.) Frishmuth, 1900

Description

Nay. End blown flute made from six joints of bamboo (cane?) inserted into each other. Both ends of flute open. Eight very widely spaced frontal holes (three on two of the joints, two on another); evenly spaced. Wrapped cord, reddish in colour, at top and bottom ends of flute. Entire surface incised with bands and diamond designs. Good condition cord unraveled.


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