Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pipe bowl
  • Sioux peoples
  • pipe bowl, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • catlinite, wood, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 7 x 3 x 21 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/4 x 1 3/16 x 8 1/4 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1126

The tobacco bowl has an animal head (possibly a bear or dog) carved on the front that sits on a flattened base. There is a hollow wooden connector on the proximal end.