Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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raven pipe
  • United States
  • raven pipe, late 1800s–1992
  • Where object was made: United States
  • ceramic, pigment
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 6 x 4 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Margaret E. Haggan, M.D.
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1122

The ceramic pipe bowl is made in the shape of a bird, identified as a raven, on a flat surface. There is a bowl in the back of the raven, but no other opening to make it a functional pipe bowl. There is white pigment rubbed on the tail feathers.

This is a reproduction of a prehistoric Hopewell pipe.