Grouping of Pre-Columbian musical instruments and figural fragments. 1st item – Pre Columbian flute with red painted mouthpiece and shaft, human effigy decoration near mouthpiece, two flanges below effigy acting as a stand for the pipe, pierced rim design at end of flute. Total length 16". 2nd item – small animal effigy whistle with three holes on back of animal, red paint highlights. 2 3/4" length. 3rd-7th item – pottery and stone effigy fragments including a complete effigy having the head and body. Lengths range 4" to 1 3/4". Provenance – collection of Dr. Lewis B. Hilton (d. 1997), professor emeritus of music education at Washington University. Research by Dr. Hilton included musical instruments of Mexico before the Cortez era. Condition: 1st item – glued break to end of mouthpiece and shaft, loss to pierced rim design, one of the ear decorations missing on effigy. 2nd item – tips of animal effigy appendages missing. 3rd – 7th items – effigy having head and body glued at neck, other fragments with expected wear.
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