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Duct whistle and case

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Cylindrical body of eagle bone with V-shaped window. Duct block formed of pitch (?). Proximal end serrated. Red-filled incised designs (representing tepee with smoke rising from top) just below window. Cord of leather tied to distal end to facilitate removal from case. Tubular case of leather...

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

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

early 20th century

Object Place

Great Plains region, United States


Length 17.7 cm, diameter 1.2 cm (Length 6 15/16 in., diameter 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Bone and leather


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones