Clapper

Tlingit people
19th century


Object Place: Alaska, United States, Southern Coastal region

Dimensions

Length 39.7 cm, width 6.2 cm, thickness 3 cm (Length 15 5/8 in., width 2 7/16 in., thickness 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2249

Medium or Technique

Wood

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Idiophones

Paddle-shaped body constructed of two slightly hollowed out pieces of softwood painted black. Integral wood handle pegged together with three small dowels.

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (b. 1858 - d. 1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis Galpin to William Lindsey (b. 1858 - d. 1922), Boston; 1916, gift of William Lindsey to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection