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Pipestone pipe bowl and wood stem
An elbow style pipestone pipe bowl (A) with mottling and lead inlay at bowl rim and posterior projection, possibly Dakota, circa the mid- to late 19th century. Its cylindrical wood stem (B) has an overall carved floral motif, is painted in bright colors and has a carved spiral design at one end, also brightly painted. The predominant colors are, blue, green, red, yellow, orange, purple and white.
Content Category: artifacts
3 5/8 inches height (81.211.A, bowl)
5 7/8 inches length (81.211.A, bowl)
1 1/16 inches diameter (81.211.A, bowl, greatest diameter of bowl)
18 1/2 inches length (81.211.B, stem)
3 1/8 inches circumference (81.211.B, stem, greatest circumference of stem)
pipe (smoking equipment)
bowl (object component)
stem (object component)
wood (plant material)
Made by: Oceti Sakowin
Made by (possibly): Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly): Minnesota, United States
Collected by: Whipple, Henry Benjamin
Indian. Ceremonial Artifacts. Smoking Equipment
Creation: Approximately 1860 - Approximately 1901 (Date range based on time Bishop Whipple spent in Minnesota working for various government commissions for Indian Affairs)
Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
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1981.211.A,B (Accession Number)