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Duct flute (que-goot?)

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Cylindrical body constructed of three sections of cane connected by crudely fitted socket-and-tenon joints. Proximal end of uppermost joint cut at steep angle. Bands of cotton (?) string wrapped in six places (missing or detached in four places). U-shaped window with widely chamfered lower edge....

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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)

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Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

Probably Papago people, 19th century

Object Place

Arizona, United States


Length 56.9 cm, diameter 2.7 cm (Length 22 3/8 in., diameter 1 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones