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Pipe in Four Pieces, Part of War Outfit

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Wood, catlinite, lead inlay
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES 1850-1890
    DIMENSIONS approximate overall: 33 x 5 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (83.8 x 14 x 4.4 cm) a) wooden mouthpiece: 1 1/8 x 1 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (2.9 x 3.2 x 23.5 cm) b) stone stem piece with inlay: 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 15 3/4 in. (2.2 x 3.8 x 40 cm) c) wooden stem piece: 1 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 9 in. (2.9 x 3.8 x 22.9 cm) d) stone bowl: 5 1/2 x 1 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (14 x 4.8 x 20 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 26.801a-d
    CREDIT LINE Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Oglala, Lakota, Sioux (Native American). Pipe in Four Pieces, Part of War Outfit, 1850-1890. Wood, catlinite, lead inlay, approximate overall: 33 x 5 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (83.8 x 14 x 4.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 26.801a-d. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE detail, CUR.26.801_view4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Part of material purchased as belonging to Red Cloud. This catlinite L-shaped pipe with catlinite stem with two inserts from carved wood on either end. The wood is carved in relief with the figures of an antelope on one piece and an elk head on the other. There is metal inlay along the catlinite stem. Condition: good. a- wooden mouthpiece, 1 1/8" x 1 1/4" x 9 1/4" b- stone stem piece with inlay, 7/8" x 1 1/2" x 15 3/4" c- wooden stem piece, 1 1/8" x 1 1/2" x 9" d- stone bowl, 5 1/2" x 1 7/8" x 7 7/8"
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