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Hourglass-shaped body of woven cane with tuft of animal hair tied around waist with strips of cane and cloth. Nutshells inside.


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

Unknown people, 19th century

Object Place

Probably Democratic Republic of the Congo


Length 42 cm, width 15 cm (Length 16 9/16 in., width 5 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cane, nutshells


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Idiophones