Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pipe bowl
  • United States
  • pipe bowl, late 1800s–1998
  • Where object was made: United States
  • catlinite, carving, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 8 x 2.4 x 16.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 1/8 x 15/16 x 6 1/2 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1078

This catlinite pipe bowl is shaped at a 45 degree angle. The pipe end is a rectangular box. Both sides of the end corner have incised flowers. The pipe end has an incised “S” shape and the stem end has incised semicircles.