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Wedge-shaped body (of oval cross-section) constructed of two hollowed out halves of red cedar (?) separated by wood septum, bound with twine near each end. Seams smeared with pitch. U-shaped window along each edge, offset from each other laterally. Two oval embouchure holes.


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

Unknown people, late 19th century

Object Place

Northwest Coast region, United States or Canada


Length 9.0 cm, width 3.8 cm, thickness 2.4 cm (Length 3 9/16 in., width 1 1/2 in., thickness 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Red cedar, twine


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones