Duct flute (wilwil'telhuku'p)

Probably Tohono O'odham people
19th century


Object Place: Arizona, United States

Dimensions

Length 63.5 cm, diameter 2.3 cm (Length 25 in., diameter 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.2229

Medium or Technique

Cane

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Cylindrical body of cane with three nodes. Central node intact with rectangular window cut over top. Missing tied-on bandage to form duct. Three equally-spaced fingerholes in distal half.

Inscription

In ink on side of headjoint: 107.535 / Tucson Arizona / Coll - E.W. Nelson

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