Duct whistle

Unknown people
19th century


Object Place: United States or Canada, Northwest Coast region

Dimensions

Length 38 cm, width 7.4 cm, thickness 4.3 cm (Length 14 15/16 in., width 2 15/16 in., thickness 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2203

Medium or Technique

Red cedar (?)

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Aerophones

Bottle-shaped body (of oval cross-section) constructed of two hollowed out halves of red cedar (?), bound with strips of cedar bark near each end and just below window. Distal end closed except for small hole at center (diameter 11 mm). Rectangular window with concave lower edge. Oval embouchure hole. Sounds pitch of f’.

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