Whistle

Unknown people
late 19th century


Object Place: United States or Canada, Northwest Coast region

Dimensions

Length 9.0 cm, width 3.8 cm, thickness 2.4 cm (Length 3 9/16 in., width 1 1/2 in., thickness 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2225

Medium or Technique

Red cedar, twine

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Wedge-shaped body (of oval cross-section) constructed of two hollowed out halves of red cedar (?) separated by wood septum, bound with twine near each end. Seams smeared with pitch. U-shaped window along each edge, offset from each other laterally. Two oval embouchure holes.

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