Suspension rattle

Possibly Paiute people
19th century


Object Place: United States, Western Plains region

Dimensions

Length 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2234

Medium or Technique

Deer dewclaws, leather

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Idiophones

Thirteen dewclaws of varying sizes from deer (?), strung on cords of leather.

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