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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, Bishop Henry Benjamin
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Indian. Art
Office Equipment & Supplies. Desk Accessories. Paperweights
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
Identifiers 1795.B,C

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