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Deaccessioned February 26, 2015

Flail (one of pair)

19th century


Object Place: Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

1977.576

Medium or Technique

Long pole: ash; short pole: hickory; leather

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Agricultural

A flail consisting of a long pole connected by leather straps to a shorter and slightly thicker pole.

Inscription

Unmarked

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Richard B. Pierce