Sisseton, Sioux (Native American). <em>Inlaid Pipe Bowl with Two Faces</em>, early 19th century. Catlinite (pipestone), lead, 3 x 5 x 3 in. (7.6 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.104. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.67.104_profile_PS9.jpg)

Inlaid Pipe Bowl with Two Faces

Artist:Sisseton, Sioux

Medium: Catlinite (pipestone), lead

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 19th century

Dimensions: 3 x 5 x 3 in. (7.6 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, Visions and Myths of a Nation, 1800–1890

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 50.67.104

Image: 50.67.104_profile_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
This thick set, red catlinite pipe is carved so that the actual bowl section, where tobacco would be inserted, is carved with two human faces, one placed facing the smoker and the other at the back of the bowl. Bands of lead are inlaid around the bowl and the short section meant to connect to the stem. There are remnants of where another figure was attached to the topside of the short stem.

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