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Image: Northern Plains Courting Flute, About 1880

This flute was auctioned by Heritage Auctions on September 28, 2006. From their catalog description for the auction:

Northern Plains Courting Flute. Circa 1880. Length 25¼ in. The flute is made of red cedar, the pith removed. The flute is remarkable for its elaborate superstructure. An avian figure serves as the stop and an elongated quadruped straddles the six flute holes. Brass upholstery tacks decorate both figures.

Provenance: Collected by Charles Henry Parker in Montana during the 1890's. Descended in the family to Mrs. Virginia Ward Golding, Pontiac, Michigan, 1979. Chandler-Pohrt Collection. Morning Star Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Images of this flute appear on the Crafting page.

You can click on each of these images for a more detailed view:

Northern Plains Courting Flute, about 1880, Heritage Auctions

Northern Plains Courting Flute, about 1880, Heritage Auctions Larger image

Northern Plains Courting Flute, about 1880, Heritage Auctions

Northern Plains Courting Flute, about 1880, Heritage Auctions Larger image

Northern Plains Courting Flute, about 1880, Heritage Auctions

Northern Plains Courting Flute, about 1880, Heritage Auctions Larger image

Northern Plains Courting Flute, about 1880, Heritage Auctions

Northern Plains Courting Flute, about 1880, Heritage Auctions Larger image

 

 

   
 

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