Scraper and rod (kano'oskae', after 19th-century Seneca people type)

1903
Attributed to Andrew John, Jr. (Seneca Nation, about 1847–1907)


Object Place: Washington, DC, United States

Dimensions

Length 31.1 cm, width 2.8 cm, thickness 2.2 cm (Length 12 1/4 in., width 1 1/8 in., thickness 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.2167a-b

Medium or Technique

Maple

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Idiophones

Scraper constructed of stick of maple (of diamond-shaped cross section) with rounded edges; thirteen notches cut along two-thirds of length of one edge. Scraping stick constructed of flat piece of maple with rounded edges. Broken cotton string tied through holes in each piece, formerly connecting them to each other.

Inscription

In black ink: CAT.2214 [..] - (deliberately scratched off)

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