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Whistle (in the shape of a bird)

19th century


Dimensions

Length 15 cm, diameter 3.6 cm (Length 5 7/8 in., diameter 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.1831

Medium or Technique

Pine

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments , Aerophones

In the shape of a bird. Made of pine with eyes, wings, and feathers burnt into the wood. One finger-hole.

Inscription

Marked: In___on___: Interlaken

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