End-blown flute (wua)

Probably Bwa people
early 20th century


Object Place: Burkina Faso

Dimensions

Length 6.6 cm, width 3.9 cm (Length 2 5/8 in., width 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.295

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Small abtract phallus-shaped body of dark wood with flattened Y-shape at top with circular embouchure hole. Bent “arms” project from each side with small fingerhole at “elbows.”

Provenance

1984, sold by Douglas Deihl, Northampton, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1984)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund