Object photography

Image © Dan Gair, 2008.
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Object description

  • Yup'ik artist
  • Pipe, 19th century
  • Ivory, paint
  • Cape Vancouver, Alaska, United States
  • L: 5 1/2 in, W: 7/8 in, D: 5/8 in (L: 14.0 cm, W: 2.2 cm, D: 1.6 cm)
  • Gift of Israel Albert Lee, 1910
  • E13126


This is an ivory pipe, the stem of which is carved into a flat bellied animal with an open mouth with bared teeth and whiskers. The pipe is ornamented with incised chevrons and geometric patterns on the back in red and black cross-hatching. The bowl rests on the head of the carved animal figure with a hinged perforated lid. The end of the pipe is broken off and stored in a separate zip lock bag with the object.