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Double duct whistle (uveve?)

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Two tubes of cane bound together with twined plant fiber and wrapped with several strands of red and white seed beads. Duct in upper ends formed by plugs of black mastic. Single strand of white seed beads serves as carrying strap.

Provenance

1984, sold by Douglas Deihl, Northampton, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1984)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Possibly Zulu people, about 1950

Object Place

Southeastern Africa

Dimensions

Length 12.2 cm, width 2.9 cm (Length 4 13/16 in., width 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1984.299

Medium or Technique

Cane, seed beads

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones