Falcon Effigy Pipe
Arts of the Americas
Mississippi Temple Mound II Period
2 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (7 x 19.7 x 4.4 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund
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Mississippian (Native American). Falcon Effigy Pipe, 1200-1500 C.E. Steatite, 2 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (7 x 19.7 x 4.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund, 69.84. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 69.84_side1_PS9.jpg)
side, 69.84_side1_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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Black steatite falcon effigy pipe. Bowl rises from center of bird’s back with pipe stem under its tail. Wings rendered in high relief, legs tucked under belly but turned the wrong way (forward) compared to a normal bird who would curl his feet backwards .Round eyes and raptor-like beak. Other examples of this pipe: two dogs found in Copena but rare to find them associated with Copena overall as most found in Middle Tennessee and Middle Kentucky.
Condition: Excellent; repairs in left tail and left edge of stem. Long crack running completely around head.
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