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End-blown flute (lain-ah?)

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Cylindrical body constructed of single piece of hardwood. Embouchure end thinned for width of about 10 mm along inside of one wall. Five fingerholes in distal half; three nearest center equally-spaced and two nearest distal end widely spaced.


In ink on side: "16169"


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

Probably Hopi people, 19th century

Object Place

Arizona, United States


Length 70.3 cm, diameter 2.8 cm (Length 27 11/16 in., diameter 1 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones