- Museum number
End-blown flute made of bamboo covered with strings of red, white and blue glass beads arranged in a herringbone pattern. Flute has slightly rounded notched blow hole; four finger holes at lower end. Base of flute decorated with tuft of elephant hair. Label suggests flute was used by court players.
Height: 3.90 centimetres
Width: 70 centimetres
Depth: 3.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Information derived from a) original Wellcome collection labels and b) worksheets, compiled by Ethnography Dept. staff, which are stored with Africa collections. Wellcome label records flute purchased at Stevens sale rooms on 3 January 1933, lot 155. Label reads 'Uganda flutes used by royal players'.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased for Wellcome Collection at Stevens Auction Rooms, 3/1/1933, lot 155; (from label attached to object).
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 10444 (Wellcome Collection Number)
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 125781 (Wellcome Collection Number)