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End-blown flute (ndere)

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Cylindrical body of cane, decorated with irregularly-spaced stripes of brown edged by black. Wrapped in five places with black cord (possibly later addition to stabilize cracks). Embouchure hole slightly beveled on outside. Three large widely-spaced fingerholes on flattened surface near distal...

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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

Unknown people, 19th century

Object Place

Probably Uganda


Length 67.3 cm, width 2 cm (Length 26 1/2 in., width 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones