- Museum number
Wind instrument? (or possibly clapper?), formed from two pieces of tapering wood, hollowed out, and of circular cross section, with the mouthpiece at the smaller end, blackened except for the mouthpiece, a binding of twined vegetal material near the mouthpiece, and a second indentation for a further binding midway down the instrument, now missing, but present when the drawing was executed for the registration slip. This missing binding was identified as 'fibre' at the time of accession, whereas that at the mouthpiece was called 'cord'.
- Production date
Height: 2.50 centimetres (distal end)
Length: 24.50 centimetres
Width: 1.50 centimetres (at mouthpiece)
Width: 2.75 centimetres (distal end)
- Curator's comments
- Christy "Additions" 1868-77,p.235, 14/5/1872,no.29. Full registration Slip description, possibly derived from the collector, is: 'Flute used by the Chimshean tribe of Indians, N W Coast of British Columbia, at their feasts. When blown the centre must be gently pressed to make it emit any sound.' Additional description etc. by JCK 22/9/1995.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1872C1.7838 (old CDMS no.)