Flute, koauau, made of human bone. Three finger holes at unequal distances apart. One side has a carved figure, and is pierced with  holes for suspension. The other has a lizard carved in relief. Both ends are carved.

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Flute, koauau, made of human bone. Three finger holes at unequal distances apart. One side has a carved figure, and is pierced with holes for suspension. The other has a lizard carved in relief. Both ends are carved.

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  • Flute, koauau, made of human bone. Three finger holes at unequal distances apart. One side has a carved figure, and is pierced with  holes for suspension. The other has a lizard carved in relief. Both ends are carved.

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  • Flute, koauau, made of human bone. Three finger holes at unequal distances apart. One side has a carved figure, and is pierced with  holes for suspension. The other has a lizard carved in relief. Both ends are carved.

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  • Flute made of human bone.  Three finger holes at unequal distances apart.  One side has a carved figure, and is pierced with  holes for suspension. The other has a lizard carved in relief.  Both ends are carved.

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