- Museum number
Pipe-bowl made of highly polished red speckled catlinite. L-shaped. Bowl has circular cross section and is conical; decorated with a series of three bands and grooves around bowl. Shaft has octagonal cross-section from bowl for two thirds of its length - remaining third has circular cross-section and is decorated with a series of five bands and grooves of similar design to bowl. Top of shaft is flattened along its length; above the banded, circular section is a large, thin fin, notched and drilled with three holes on the edge - 3.5 cm tall.
Pipe appears used, with some smoking material (?) still in bowl.
Height: 7.50 centimetres
Length: 13 centimetres
Width: 3.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Original Bragge slip is illustrated with a water colour drawing and includes the following information: "A very fine pipe bowl in Catlinite, highly polished. Upper Missouri, probably Pawnee. Bought in America". Rectangular paper label attached to under side "DC 56 Bragge".
- Not on display
- fair to good
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1882B13.56 (old CDMS no.)