Syro-Hittite Terracotta Flute

Culture: Levant
Period: 1st half of 2nd millennium B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 10 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6367
Provenance: New York private collection, acquired in the 1970s from the Merrin Gallery.
Condition: Intact
Description: Bulbous clay figure with a stylized bird's head, which has a large drilled opening on the side of the neck. If you place your lips there and gently blow into it, you will hear a melodious flute tone. The long neck with numerous small holes. The head with a pointed, prominent nose, small pierced eyes and long hair that cascades to the sides and back. A rare type.