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Pipe Stem

Object Number:55-7-3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Great Plains (Plain)
Culture Area: Great Plains (Culture Area)
Section:American
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Length: 69.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia, 1955
Other Number:12209 - Old Museum Number

Description

Elaborately carved. Short round mouthpiece goes into broad spirals; stem narrows then flares into a head-painted dark, eyes indicated - with a beak from which stem emerges and goes into a flat rectangular panel (bottom corners are cut off), about one third of the whole length; this panel has 3 cut-outs - two narrow rectangular panels on either side of center, and, farther down, a round hole - and is lightly carved with various geometric elements pit in separate design areas. Top more carved than bottom; red paint in some incisions.

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