Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pipe bowl and stem
  • Deerfoot
  • pipe bowl and stem, late 1800s–1976
  • catlinite, wood, buckskin, beads, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a) 10 x 3 x 15.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a) 3 15/16 x 1 3/16 x 6 1/8 in
    Object Length/Width: b) 60 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: b) 23 5/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1104.a,b

This is an undecorated catlinite bowl (2007.1104.a) with a rectangular proximal end, the tobacco bowl forming a right angle to the body with only a small projection beyond it. The wooden pipe stem (2007.1104.b) has a rectangular cross section, with a fringed tan leather band mid-stem wrapped with red, green, blue. There are yellow and white beads in a random pattern.