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Light-orange pear-shaped gourd pierced by handle of dark brown wood. Handle wrapped above and below gourd with rows of dark blue, white, and red seed beads on light blue field. Tied to lower end of handle is cord of white braided leather with five tassels of horsehair dyed red, white, and light...

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Provenance

1984, sold by Douglas Deihl, Northampton, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1984)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Possibly Arapaho people, about 1930

Object Place

Western Plains region, United States

Dimensions

Length 38.0 cm, diameter 5.5 cm (Length 14 15/16 in., diameter 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.314

Medium or Technique

Wood, seed beads, horsehair, feathers

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Idiophones