Chippewa (Anishinaabe). <em>Whistle with Carved Design of Long-beaked Water Bird</em>, early 19th century. Wood, birchbark, sinew, pigment, brass, 36 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 7/8 in. (92.7 x 6.4 x 2.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.91. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.67.91_view1_PS9.jpg)

Whistle with Carved Design of Long-beaked Water Bird

Artist:Chippewa (Anishinaabe)Sioux

Medium: Wood, birchbark, sinew, pigment, brass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 19th century

Dimensions: 36 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 7/8 in. (92.7 x 6.4 x 2.2 cm)



Accession Number: 50.67.91

Image: 50.67.91_view1_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Long, thin whistle with only one hole in the beak of a bird with metal tacks for eyes. The bird's head is carved at the end and painted blue-green on the outside and red on the inside. The nostril slits are also painted red. The stop is a piece of birch bark held in place with a sinew wrapping. Jarvis (the collector) original inscription reads, "Indian Flute Chippeway."

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