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Pipe Bowl

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Object Number:70-9-357
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Catawba (culture)
Provenience: United States of America
South Carolina
Culture Area: Southeast Culture Area
Iconography:Male Face
Height: 6 cm
Length: 5.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970


Pipe bowl; clay, a man's face is carved on outside of the bowl. Eyes, nose, mouth, chin and forehead are well defined. Above the forehead, extending up the sides of the pipe bowl are carved three leafy branches, all pointing upwards. The leaves are just pinpricks-leaving more of an impression of delicate leaves, than a real picture. Half the pipe bowl is burned black (a result of Pennypacker's fire?). A wad of cotten has been stuffed into the stem opening, and is slightly yellowed on the outside edges. The angle between the bowl and the stem is narrow a "V" shape. Collected by Fukes in the 1920's.

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