End-blown flute (lain-ah?)

Probably Hopi people
19th century


Object Place: Arizona, United States

Dimensions

Length 70.3 cm, diameter 2.8 cm (Length 27 11/16 in., diameter 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.2227

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Cylindrical body constructed of single piece of hardwood. Embouchure end thinned for width of about 10 mm along inside of one wall. Five fingerholes in distal half; three nearest center equally-spaced and two nearest distal end widely spaced.

Inscription

In ink on side: "16169"

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