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Bottle-shaped body (of circular cross-section) in two pieces, each constructed of two hollowed out halves of red cedar (?), bound with twine near each end. Pieces connected by crudely fitted socket-and-tenon joint. Clarinet-mouthpiece-type structure (missing metal reed) affixed to upper end of...

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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)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

Unknown people, late 19th century

Object Place

Northwest Coast region, United States or Canada


Length 27.1 cm, width 4.8 cm, thickness 4.4 cm (Length 10 11/16 in., width 1 7/8 in., thickness 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Red cedar, twine


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones