User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Wooden rattle

Carved wooden rattle with fiber wrapped around end of handle. According to donor, this rattle belonged to the Native American named Took-Beak.


Before 2011, purchased by Dale and Doug Anderson from Quintana Galleries of Native American Art, Portland, Oregon [see note 1]; 2012, gift of the Andersons to the MFA. (Accession date: June 27, 2012) Notes: [1] According to the donors, the rattle once belonged to the Native American man Took-Beek (Sea Lion Hunter), who is depicted in the large house post carved by Joe David (2005.373).

Credit Line

Gift of Dale and Doug Anderson

Native American (Nuu-Chah-Nulth), mid 20th–late 20th century

Object Place

Probably Oregon


Overall: 12.7 x 5.7 x 1.6 cm (5 x 2 1/4 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carved wood, fiber




Musical instruments