- Museum number
Argillite smoking-pipe carved with birds, bears, a human and an insect. Broken towards mouthpiece and at the face of the insect.
- Production date
- 19thC (?)
Diameter: 1.40 centimetres
Height: 9.25 centimetres
Length: 34.30 centimetres
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2017 23 Feb-27 Aug, London, BM, "Where the Thunderbird Lives"
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This object was purchased from Robert Bruce Inverarity in 1976. In his accompanying notes (Eth. Doc. 1225), he records that he purchased this object in 1950 at an auction in the Kende Galleries in New York of material from the estate of the collector Frederick Knize.
The Kende Galleries catalogue for the Knize sale (November 11th, 1950, No.408) lists this object as Lot 192 "Northwest Coast Black Slate Carving. Haida Indian. Totemic bird and figure carving. Length 13 ¾ inches."
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Item 33 (Inverarity collection number)