Double duct whistle (uveve?)

Possibly Zulu people
about 1950


Object Place: Southeastern Africa

Dimensions

Length 12.2 cm, width 2.9 cm (Length 4 13/16 in., width 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1984.299

Medium or Technique

Cane, seed beads

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Two tubes of cane bound together with twined plant fiber and wrapped with several strands of red and white seed beads. Duct in upper ends formed by plugs of black mastic. Single strand of white seed beads serves as carrying strap.

Provenance

1984, sold by Douglas Deihl, Northampton, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1984)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund