Basket rattle

Unknown people
19th century


Object Place: Probably Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dimensions

Length 42 cm, width 15 cm (Length 16 9/16 in., width 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.2189

Medium or Technique

Cane, nutshells

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Idiophones

Hourglass-shaped body of woven cane with tuft of animal hair tied around waist with strips of cane and cloth. Nutshells inside.

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection