Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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tomahawk pipe
  • J.M. Boudrie
    active: United States
  • tomahawk pipe, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, metal, stamping, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 23 x 4.5 x 58 cm length is stem only
    Object Height/Width/Length: 9 1/16 x 1 3/4 x 22 13/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1091
Label Text

The wooden handle is diamond shaped in cross section with three metal bands. The pipe bowl has scattered star designs. The blade portion has a shield and quiver with arrows, a bow and possibly a long handled tomahawk in the field. The perimeter has a leaf border, and the artist name "J.M. Boudrie" in the lower right corner. The other side of the blade has a church incised in the field, also with a stamped leaf border.