Dakota pipestone dog paperweight

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Description A Dakota dog paperweight carved from red pipestone, circa the late 19th to early 20th century. The dog is carved with its head and tail up as though alert, and rests on a rectangular plinth with scallop shaped incised markings. Incised marks indicate paws, eyes, a mouth and nostrils. A card affixed to the bottom of the carving's base reads, "Pug dog / Carved from pipestone by only Dakota Indian who does this kind of work - / (very rare) / Charles H. Bennett, Pharmacist / Pipestone City, MINN."
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 2 1/2 inches width
1 7/8 inches depth
1 3/8 inches height
Nomenclature Carving (visual work)
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Collected by: Bennett, Charles Henry
Made by Dakota Indians
Used in Pipestone, Pipestone County, Minnesota, United States
Indian. Art
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1880 - Not later than 1905

Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2870.E301

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