Pipestone carvings

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Description Two pipestone carvings, possibly Dakota, circa the mid- to late 19th century. (B) Horseshoe-shaped pipestone carving with incised decorative borders and the words: Good Luck. The top surface has seven holes with three pegs, possibly a peg game. (C) Horseshoe- shaped pipestone carving with decorative chamfered edges and incised markings. This originally served as a base to a carved pipestone horse head figure (now missing).
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 2 3/4 inches length (1795.B)
2 1/4 inches width (1795.B)
3/4 inches thickness (1795.B)
2 5/8 inches length (1795.C)
2 5/8 inches width (1795.C)
3/4 inches thickness (1795.C)
Nomenclature Carving (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
Office Equipment & Supplies. Desk Accessories. Paperweights
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 1795.B,C

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