Wooden tobacco pipe bowl [a], & stem [b]; the body of the bowl, of roughly oval horizontal cross section is carved with two human figures, hands under the arm pits on one side, hands up on the other, surmounted with a double headed serpent of Sisuitl type. The whole is set on a double headed frog. The frog's eyes, the Sisuitl's eyes, and body, and one of the human's chest, are inlaid with California haliotis, some of which is missing. The bowl itself is formed from a section of musket barrel, of steel [?], and the stem is a loose twig, which may be a later addition to the artefact. The boldness and simplicity of the carving style suggest that this is from the southern Northwest Coast, perhaps Vancouver Island. The stem-hole is in the edge of the bowl. On the base is a small printed label '3', a pre-acquisition label of the collector, Comrie.

Wooden tobacco pipe bowl [a], & stem [b]; the body of the bowl, of roughly oval horizontal cross section is carved with two human figures, hands under the arm pits on one side, hands up on the other, surmounted with a double headed serpent of Sisuitl type. The whole is set on a double headed frog. The frog's eyes, the Sisuitl's eyes, and body, and one of the human's chest, are inlaid with California haliotis, some of which is missing. The bowl itself is formed from a section of musket barrel, of steel [?], and the stem is a loose twig, which may be a later addition to the artefact. The boldness and simplicity of the carving style suggest that this is from the southern Northwest Coast, perhaps Vancouver Island. The stem-hole is in the edge of the bowl. On the base is a small printed label '3', a pre-acquisition label of the collector, Comrie.
Am.6765.a-b,
AN140308001

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