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Scraper and blade (truhkunpi)

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Scraper of long stick of hardwood (of semi-circular cross section) with twenty-one notches carved along curved side. Scraper blade of scapula bone (?) from deer (?). Scraper and blade formerly tied together with cotton cord.


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

Wolpi Pueblo people, before 1879

Object Place

Arizona, United States


Length 44.7 cm, width 3 cm, thickness 2 cm (Length 17 5/8 in., width 1 3/16 in., thickness 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood, deer bone (?)


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Idiophones