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Ribbon reed pipe

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Peg-shaped body (of circular cross-section) constructed of two hollowed out halves of red cedar (?), bound with strips of split spruce root at center. Distal end open. Ribbon reed of unknown material stretched laterally across mid-point of bore. Lozenge-shaped embouchure hole.

Provenance

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, 19th century

Object Place

Northwest Coast region, United States or Canada

Dimensions

Length 7.4 cm, width 3.6 cm, thickness 3.6 cm (Length 2 15/16 in., width 1 7/16 in., thickness 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2222

Medium or Technique

Red cedar, spruce root

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Aerophones