Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pipe bowl
  • Plains peoples
  • pipe bowl, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Great Plains
  • catlinite, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 10.5 x 3.5 x 18.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 1/8 x 1 3/8 x 7 1/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1130

The pipe bowl has a circular cross section that fades to hexagonal at the distal end. The tobacco bowl is situated 2/3 down the base and the bowl and proximal end both have two sets of two carved ridges.