- Museum number
Zoomorphic, effigy smoking pipe carved into the shape of a feeding bird (raptor?), made from a light coloured pipe stone with little reconstruction visible. In plan the body is triangular in form with the wings held in vertically and the tail feathers set horizontally. The elongated beak is joined to the platform though the incisions representing its prey are hard to decipher. Feathering and feet are represented by incised lines of varying depth.
- Production date
Height: 4 centimetres
Length: 9 centimetres
Width: 4.70 centimetres
- On display (G26/dc17)
- Exhibition history
1986 8 Dec-1987 15 Dec, Ohio Historical Centre, Columbus, Ohio; The Davis Collection: Treasures from the Past
1993-95, London, Museum of Mankind, 'Treasures of the Americas'
1999 25 Jun-Present, BM Room 26; Gallery of North America, Case: "The First Americans / Hopewell Pipes from Mound City, Ohio"
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1931E1.268 (old CDMS no.)