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Peace pipe-bowl made of stone (catlinite), lead. Stone smoking pipe of red speckled catlinite. T-shaped. Large and heavy. Bowl is cylindrical -very slightly conical- with circular cross-section. Bowl is inlaid with white metal with images of horse, bell, eagle, thunderbird, butterfly, fly, bowler-hatted profile, crossed baseball bats and balls. Shaft has three sections: nearest stem has square cross-section and inlaid with white metal - inlay in complex designs: side shows buffalo and date "1860"; top shows two large cats; other side shows bear and puma; underside has "1900 JU6 (or L), J.K.". Next section of shaft has circular cross-section and is plain. Final section of shaft forward of bowl has hexagonal lozenge shaped cross-section inlaid with metal in grid design. Pipe appears used. Also has stem.
- Made in: North America
- (Americas,North America)
- Found/Acquired: USA
- (Americas,North America,United States of America)
- Length: 25.3 centimetres
- Height: 12 centimetres
- Width: 4 centimetres
Label has following information: "N.America, N.Plains. Dakota (Sioux) from 'Blue Thunder'. Catlinite pipebowl with quill decorated stem."
Yanktonai, Sioux, Dakota, North America.
See ETHDOC 304 and BAE Annual Report 1882-3.
1977 15 Dec-1978 30 Oct, Museum of Mankind, Room 9; Smoking Pipes of the North American Indian
Fair to good
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: ENA11386
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