Pipestone inkwell and cover

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Titles Pipestone inkwell and cover
Description A pipestone inkwell featuring a boot (.A) with squirrel (.C) on cover (.B), possibly Dakota, decorated with carved squirrel figure and incised decorative designs and scenes, circa the mid- to late 19th century.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 2 inches height (1524.A, base)
3 1/4 inches length (1524.A, base)
1 3/8 inches width (1524.A, base)
1 3/8 inches height (1524.B, cover)
1 1/2 inches length (1524.B, cover)
1 3/8 inches width (1524.B, cover)
Nomenclature inkwell
carving (visual work)
Materials catlinite
wood (plant material)
Creation Made by (possibly): Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly): Minnesota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Whipple, Henry Benjamin
Indian. Art
Office Equipment & Supplies. Writing Accessories. Ink & Inkwells
Dates Creation: Approximately 1860 - Approximately 1901 (Date range based on time Bishop Whipple spent in Minnesota working for various government commissions for Indian Affairs)
Credit Line Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1524.A-C (Accession Number)

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