Vessel rattle (onó'kah kastaweh'shae')

Seneca people
19th century
Attributed to Andrew John, Jr. (Seneca Nation, about 1847–1907)


Object Place: New York State, United States

Dimensions

Length 27.7 cm, diameter 7 cm (Length 10 7/8 in., diameter 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2237

Medium or Technique

Cowhorn, wood

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Idiophones

Short cylinder of ox (?) horn capped at each end by disk of wood pinned by small brass (?) brads. Disks pierced at center by handle of wood. Twine cord tied to handle immediately above and below horn. Stones (?) inside.

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