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Bone Flute
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is the earliest musical instrument unearthed in the world up to now which can be practically blown or performed. It is called the "First Flute of China, rewriting the whole music history of China.

History of the Object
Unearthed at Jiahu excavation site, Wuyang county, Henan in the 20th Century.

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Type
Musical instruments 
Materials
Crane bone 
Measurements
23.6CM 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Wuyang; Jiahu 
Geography
China 
Time period
BCE 70th century ~ BCE 60th century 
Creation date
BCE; 70th Century BC. - 60th Century BC. 
Function
For performance and recreation 
Acquisition
Unearthed at Jiahu excavation site, Wuyang county, Henan and subsequently acquired by the Henan Museum. 
Copyright
 
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Owner
Henan Museum 
Museum
Henan Museum 
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