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Thirteen dewclaws of varying sizes from deer (?), strung on cords of leather.

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

Possibly Paiute people, 19th century

Object Place

Western Plains region, United States

Dimensions

Length 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.2234

Medium or Technique

Deer dewclaws, leather

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Idiophones