Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Aniyunwiya (Cherokee) maker
  • pipe, late 1800s–1937
  • Where object was made: Marble, Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States
  • wood, stone, feathers, lead, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 8 x 70 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/8 x 27 1/2 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1086

This pipe has a wooden stem with stone carvings of a bear and a mask, possibly a booger mask, lashed to the stem with leather. Two strips of feathers are wrapped around the stem. The pipe bowl has a carved stone bird, possibly a goose, with a lead bowl and proximal attachment.