Object Place: Probably Sudan
Length 61.3 cm, width 3.5 cm (Length 24 1/8 in., width 1 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wood, tin, animal skin, seed beads
Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)
Cylindrical body of cane wrapped with alternate bands of animal skin and tin. Ends wrapped with snakeskin. Wrapped in two spots with large seed beads (black, white, green, red) and small seashells, and tied with braided black cotton (?) carrying cord with two tassels at each end. U-shaped notched embouchure. Four fingerholes in lower half.
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)
Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection