Format 3D Object
Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Anonymous, North American Indian
Language English
Subjects Physical Objects
Whistle
Title
DCM 0843: Anonymous, North American Indian / Whistle(?)
Contributor Names
Anonymous, North American Indian
Genre
Physical Objects
Notes
-  DCM ledger: "American Indian, Sacramento Co., California." This instrument has a lateral, oval, recessed hole, which may have served any of 3 functions; the upper end is open and, although it fails, may have been intended to direct air to the lower edge of the oval hole, and thus make it a vertical whistle. More likely, if a flute of any sort, it would be a transverse flute, thereby requiring the open end to be closed. A third possibility is that it is a side blown lip reed signal horn, also requiring the upper end to be closed.
-  Instrument type: Whistle(?)
-  Medium: Bone.; 24.9 cm.
-  Key Holes System: 0 holes.
-  Mark Maximum: No mark.
-  Provenance: N. E. Carter, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 6 Apr. 1929.
Form
nonprojected graphic
photonegative
Extent
1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
DLC Music Division, Library of Congress
Other Formats
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.music.dcmflute.0843/mets.xml
Access Condition
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