vessel flute, ocarina

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Local name: okaryna, okarina, leokaryna, sulka
Classification: 4 Aerophones / 42 Wind instruments proper / 421 Edge instruments or flutes / 421.2 Flutes with duct or duct flutes / 421.22 Flutes with internal duct / 421.221 (Single) flutes with internal duct / 421.221.4 Vessel flutes with duct / 421.221.42 With fingerholes / 421.221.422 Vessel flutes with duct, with two or more fingerholes
Maker: Unknown
Date: late 19th century or early 20th century
Owner: Franciszek Kotula Ethnographic Museum in Rzeszów
Inventory number: MRE 8292
Description: eleven fingerholes (8+3); built like a typical ocarina
Decoration: surface finished to imitate the surface of a horn; on the outside a relief of emperor Franz Josef I (profile (?)) in a round rim, and a round stamp depicting an anchor (?) (decorations suggest the instrument may have been made in Austria or Galicia)
Measurements: 145 mm
Materials: baked clay, unglazed
Performance practice: solo performance as part of amateur (sometimes also folk) musical practice
Catalog card by: Jolanta Pękacz / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

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