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Duct whistle

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Cylindrical body of eagle bone with U-shaped window. Duct block formed of pitch (?). Cord of red dyed leather wrapped above and below window, with long carrying loop suspended at same point.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Unknown people, 1850–1900

Object Place

Great Plains region, United States

Dimensions

Length 12.8 cm, diameter 0.7 cm (Length 5 1/16 in., diameter 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1984.321

Medium or Technique

Bone

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones