Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pipe with human and snake
  • Mexico
  • pipe with human and snake, late 1800s–1997
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • ceramic, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 5 x 4.5 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 15/16 x 1 3/4 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Glenn M. Duffee
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4738

The ceramic pipe has a pipestem modeled in the form of a snake with a wide green stripe down the back and a wide red stripe down the bottom. The globular bowl has a human head modeled on the stem side, extended legs modeled along the stem and modeled arms extended opposite the legs. The bowl is yellow. The head has a short hairstyle indicated and large round ear frontals.