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Before 1984, sold by a child in a banana plantation hardware store, presumably in Honduras, to Douglas Deihl, Northampton, Massachusetts [apparently, the child dug it up and brought it to the hardware store to barter]; 1984, sold by Deihl to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1 984)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Unknown culture, before A.D. 1600

Object Place

Ulua Valley region, Honduras


Length 5.6 cm, width 2.4 cm, diameter 2.1 cm (Length 2 3/16 in., width 15/16 in., diameter 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones