Vessel rattle

Unknown people
19th century


Object Place: United States, Great Plains region

Dimensions

Length 60 cm, width 8 cm, thickness 5.5 cm (Length 23 5/8 in., width 3 1/8 in., thickness 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2246

Medium or Technique

Leather, wood, seed beads

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Idiophones

Two pieces of leather sewn together with sinew around handle of wood, forming pear-shaped head. Handle wrapped with additional band of leather with wide fringes at each end, upper band wrapped with three strands of light blue and reddish-brown seed beads. Long hank of black hair projecting from end of handle.

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