Pipestone cross with stepped base

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Description A carved pipestone (catlinite) Latin cross with stepped base, possibly Dakota, circa the mid- to late 19th century. The cross and base are made of three pieces that fit together.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 7 inches height (1522.A, cross)
4 inches width (1522.A, cross)
1/2 inches depth (1522.A, cross)
1 3/8 inches height (1522.B,C, base)
4 3/4 inches width (1522.B,C, base)
4 5/8 inches depth (1522.B,C, base)
Nomenclature Cross (visual work)
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Whipple, Henry Benjamin
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Indian. Art
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 1522.A-C

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