Pipestone pipe bowl and stem

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Titles Pipestone pipe bowl and stem
Description A tomahawk style pipestone pipe bowl, possibly Dakota, circa the mid- to late 19th century. The square base has chamfering and ‘x’ design incised throughout. The anterior projection is carved with floral motif and decorative borders on both sides. The pipestone pipestem is both square and octagonal at cross-section and is carved with flowers and zigzag design at both ends.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 6 1/4 inches length (1570.A - pipe bowl)
3 1/2 inches height (1570.A - pipe bowl, greatest height of bowl)
3/4 inches thickness (1570.A - pipe bowl, greatest thickness of bowl)
9 3/8 inches length (1570.B - pipe stem)
7/8 inches height (1570.B - pipe stem)
7/8 inches width (1570.B - pipe stem)
Nomenclature pipe (smoking equipment)
bowl (object component)
stem (object component)
Materials catlinite
Creation Made by: Oceti Sakowin
Made by (possibly): Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly): Minnesota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Whipple, Henry Benjamin
Indian. Ceremonial Artifacts. Smoking Equipment
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 Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1570.A,B (Accession Number)

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