Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pipe bowl and stem
  • United States
  • pipe bowl and stem, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • catlinite, wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a) 6 x 2.5 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: a) 2 3/8 x 1 x 2 3/4 in
    Object Length/Width: b) 30.5 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width: b) 12 x 13/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1110.a,b

The pipe bowl (2007.1110.a) is carved in the shape of a closed fist holding a vessel. The wooden pipe stem (2007.1110.b) has oblique painted stripes of orange and green with dark blue zig zags mid-stem and a surface wood burning distal to it.