Arts of the Americas
Wood, pigment, horsehair, bird scalp, silk ribbon
early 19th century
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Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund
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Menominee (Native American). Pipe Stem, early 19th century. Wood, pigment, horsehair, bird scalp, silk ribbon, 36 in. (91.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.87. Creative Commons-BY
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The ash wood pipe stem is carved, pierced and painted with red and blue-green paint. It is decorated with horsehair, a bird scalp, and a piece of silk ribbon. The original Jarvis inscription reads, "Indian Pipe Menominee."
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