Object photography

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Object description

  • Sioux artist
  • Pipe bowl, mid-late 19th century
  • Catlinite, pewter, glass, cotton
  • Great Plains, United States
  • L: 4 3/8 in, W: 1 in, D: 2 1/2 in (L: 11.1 cm, W: 2.5 cm, D: 6.3 cm)
  • Gift of Edward C. Browne, 1900
  • E4456


This is a catlinite pipe bowl. The bowl has broken off and is mended with white metal inlay. There is a groove on each side of the socket ending in a metal dot. The keel on top of the object has four holes and a cord with a beaded band passing through the front hole.