Possibly Western Voltaic group
Object Place: Possibly Western Burkina Faso
Length 29.8 cm, width 4.6 cm (Length 11 3/4 in., width 1 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Slender conical body of dark wood terminating in bulbous head. Base of head has two carved rings, sides have two small holes opposite each other, and top has circular embouchure hole surrounded by carved lips in shape of fish mouth. Lozenge-shaped fingerhole (?) near distal end, and hole with short loop of twined plant fiber. Remnants of bug (?) inside.
Before 1984, Tony Vacca, Whately, Massachusetts; by 1984, sold by Vacca to Douglas Deihl, Northampton, Massachusetts; 1984, sold by Deihl to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1984)
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund