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Object description

  • Hopi artist
  • Musical instrument, mid-late 19th century
  • Wood
  • Southwestern United States
  • L: 11 in, W: 1 1/8 in, D: 1 in (L: 27.9 cm, W: 2.9 cm, D: 2.5 cm)
  • Gift of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884
  • E3802

INSCRIPTION

"68859 Moqui" found on the object.

DESCRIPTION

This is a musical instrument made from a round stick flattened on one side. At one end there is a short handle, at the other button. Between there are washboard ridges. Further Remarks: Collected by Col. T. Stevenson.