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Dakota pipestone claw napkin ring
Description A Dakota napkin ring carved out of red pipestone (catlinite) into the shape of a cylinder grasped in the talons of a bird of prey, circa the late 19th to early 20th century. The bird's foot has a pecked surface intended to resemble the texture of skin. A circular paper label glued to the cylinder is printed with, "CHAS. H. BENNETT, Pharmacist / Bennett Bldg., Pipestone, Minn." Written in ink are the words, "EAGLE CLAW / NAPKIN RING / Made From Pipestone / by Dakota Indian."
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 1 3/4 inches diameter ring
3 3/4 inches width
1 7/8 inches depth
Nomenclature Napkin ring
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Subjects Collected by: Bennett, Charles Henry
Made by Dakota Indians
Used in Pipestone, Pipestone County, Minnesota, United States
Indian. Tools & Equipment. Food Service
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1880 - Not later than 1905

Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 2872.E303
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