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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 3 1/4 inches length base
2 inches height base
1 3/8 inches width base
1 1/2 inches length cover
1 3/8 inches height cover
1 3/8 inches width cover
Nomenclature Inkwell
Carving (visual work)
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Whipple, Bishop Henry Benjamin
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Indian. Art
Office Equipment & Supplies. Writing Accessories. Ink & Inkwells
Dates Discovery: Approximately 1860 - Approximately 1901

Credit Line Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 1524.A-C