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Indian Flageolet (Love Or Courting Flute) "Domba"

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Data Source
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Specimen Count
1
Notes
Courting flute (Domba). Split section of cedar, hollowed and rejoined with pitch, tied with buckskin thongs, ends painted yellow with dark zigzag. Finely carved stop in geometric form. 19" (48 cm). Records: Illustrated in: USNM-AR 1896, 575, fig. 215; USNM-AR 1900, 442, pl. 4, fig. 2; Ewers 1986: 165. (C).
Record Last Modified
6 Mar 2017
Donor Name
Capt. Richard H. Pratt
Collector
Capt. Richard H. Pratt
Accession Date
1892-Mar-28
Object Type
Flute
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Anthropology
Accession Number
025516
USNM Number
E153584-0
Culture
Kiowa
Topic
Ethnology
Place
Not Given