Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pipe stem
  • Running Elk
  • pipe stem, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: Pipestone, Minnesota, United States
  • wood, catlinite, fur, feathers, carving
  • Object Length/Width: 43.5 x 3 cm width does not include fur
    Object Length/Width: 17 1/8 x 1 1/8 in width does not include fur
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1095

This wooden pipestem is an oval in cross-section, with a strip of dark fur wrapped around it with a strip of leather mid-stem.