Canine Effigy Pipe Stem
Arts of the Americas
Wood, pigment, brass tacks, sinew, bird skin, blue jay feathers
early 19th century
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Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund
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Eastern, Sioux (Native American). Canine Effigy Pipe Stem, early 19th century. Wood, pigment, brass tacks, sinew, bird skin, blue jay feathers, 26 in. (66 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.85. Creative Commons-BY
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The original Jarvis (the collector) inscription reads "Indian pipe Uppo Miss." The pipe stem is carved in the shape of an animal. The snout looks too long on this for it to be a dog. Possibly a wolf, coyote or fox. Two brass tacks serve as eyes and the neck and lips are fire-decorated. There was originally some bone hair trim; a bird scalp and blue feathers still remain near the center. The stem is painted red and blue-green.
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