Deaccessioned February 26, 2015
Flail (one of pair)
Object Place: Massachusetts, United States
Overall: 132.7 x 2.4 cm (52 1/4 x 15/16 in.) Overall: 74.6 x 3.5 cm (29 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Long pole: ash; short pole: hickory; leather
A flail consisting of a long pole connected by leather straps to a shorter and slightly thicker pole.
From the Pierce family, Wellesley Hills, Massachsuetts; 1977, gift of Richard B. Peirce, 8 Old Farm Road, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts (Accession Date June 9, 1977). February 26, 2015, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Gift of Richard B. Pierce