Dakota pipestone buffalo paperweight

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Titles Dakota pipestone buffalo paperweight
Description A Dakota made paperweight with the image of a bison carved in full relief on an integral, rectangular plinth, circa the late 19th to early 20th century. The bison is in standing position and has incised texturing on its front half intended to resemble hair. The plinth's four upper corners are beveled; its upper surface has a textured border, connecting a quarter-circle of textured area radiating from each corner. A printed paper label glued along the lower left side reads, 'CHARLES H. BENNETT, Pharmacist / PIPESTONE CITY, MINN." To this label has been added, in longhand, "STANDING BUFFALO / Carved from Pipe Stone - by only / Dakota Indian who ever does / this kind of work - Largest and finest ever/made - / Very Rare."
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 5 3/8 inches width
2 3/4 inches depth
3 3/8 inches height
Nomenclature carving (visual work)
Materials catlinite
Creation Made by: Dakota Indians
Subjects Collected by: Bennett, Charles Henry
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 2867.E298 (Accession Number)

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