End-blown flute

Unknown people
19th century


Object Place: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dimensions

Length 31 cm, width 5 cm (Length 12 3/16 in., width 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2183

Medium or Technique

Ivory, leather

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Conical body of ivory (elephant tusk) with slightly concave embouchure end. Two small circular fingerholes near narrow end. Integral eyelet near center of body with leather carrying strap.

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