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Scraper and rod (kano'oskae', after 19th-century Seneca people type)

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Scraper constructed of stick of maple (of diamond-shaped cross section) with rounded edges; thirteen notches cut along two-thirds of length of one edge. Scraping stick constructed of flat piece of maple with rounded edges. Broken cotton string tied through holes in each piece, formerly...

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In black ink: CAT.2214 [..] - (deliberately scratched off)


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


Object Place

Washington, DC, United States


Length 31.1 cm, width 2.8 cm, thickness 2.2 cm (Length 12 1/4 in., width 1 1/8 in., thickness 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Idiophones