Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Plains peoples
  • pipe, late 1800s–1950
  • Where object was made: United States
  • catlinite, wood, pigment, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a) 7 x 3 x 13.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a) 2 3/4 x 1 3/16 x 5 5/16 in
    Object Length/Width: b) 42 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width: b) 16 9/16 x 13/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1112.a,b

The catlinite pipe bowl (2007.1112.a) has a cube at the proximal attachment that has two incised bands and notches on the corners. The tobacco bowl is 2/3 of the way down the body. The wooden pipe stem (2007.1112.b) is cylindrical with two sections recessed, leaving three in relief. The distal recessed portions show remnants of red pigment.