End-blown flute (ndere)

Unknown people
19th century


Object Place: Probably Uganda

Dimensions

Length 67.3 cm, width 2 cm (Length 26 1/2 in., width 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2184

Medium or Technique

Cane

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Cylindrical body of cane, decorated with irregularly-spaced stripes of brown edged by black. Wrapped in five places with black cord (possibly later addition to stabilize cracks). Embouchure hole slightly beveled on outside. Three large widely-spaced fingerholes on flattened surface near distal end. In white paint: 8022. In ink near both ends: a / c.

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