Object photography

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Object description

  • Haida artist
  • Pipe, early 19th century
  • Argillite
  • Trinidad Bay, Pacific Northwest Coast, Canada
  • H: 3/4 in, dia.: 1 5/8 in (H: 1.9 cm, dia.: 4.1 cm)
  • Gift of Isreal Porter Williams, 1829
  • E3497


East India Marine Society Collection


This is a clam motif pipe.The pipe is carved out of argillite in the shape of a clam with the bowl in the center and a face on either side of the clam.

Exhibition History

  • Uncommon Legacies: Native American Art from the Peabody Essex Museum, Washington State Historical Society; October 11, 2005 through February 09, 2006
  • Gifts of the Spirit: Works by Nineteenth-Century & Contemporary Native American Artists, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; November 14, 1996 through May 18, 1997