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Slender conical body of dark wood terminating in bulbous head. Base of head has two carved rings, sides have two small holes opposite each other, and top has circular embouchure hole surrounded by carved lips in shape of fish mouth. Lozenge-shaped fingerhole (?) near distal end, and hole with...

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Before 1984, Tony Vacca, Whately, Massachusetts; by 1984, sold by Vacca to Douglas Deihl, Northampton, Massachusetts; 1984, sold by Deihl to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1984)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Possibly Western Voltaic group, about 1920

Object Place

Possibly Western Burkina Faso


Length 29.8 cm, width 4.6 cm (Length 11 3/4 in., width 1 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones