Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bear shaped pipe bowl and stem
  • Tim Tallchief
  • bear shaped pipe bowl and stem, 1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • catlinite, wood, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a) 4.5 x 2 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a) 1 3/4 x 13/16 x 3 3/4 in
    Object Length/Width: b) 45.5 x 1.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: b) 17 15/16 x 9/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1107.a,b

The pipe bowl (2007.1107.a) is carved in the shape of a bear, with the opening in the middle of the bear's back. The wooden pipe stem (2007.1107.b) is rectangular in cross section.