Pipestone pipe bowl and wood stem

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Titles Pipestone pipe bowl and wood stem
Description 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.
Quantity 2 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 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)
Nomenclature pipe (smoking equipment)
bowl (object component)
stem (object component)
Materials catlinite
lead (metal)
wood (plant material)
paint (coating)
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 1981.211.A,B (Accession Number)

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