Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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fish shaped pipe bowl
  • United States
  • fish shaped pipe bowl, late 1800s–1998
  • Where object was made: United States
  • catlinite, carving, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 9.5 x 2 x 15 cm A only
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 3/4 x 3/4 x 5 7/8 in A only
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1079.a,b,c

This fish shaped pipe bowl has two small hollow wooden tubes to fit in either end. The tube for the mouth is 2007.1079.b. The tube for the tail is 2007.1079.c. The dorsal fin and tail fin are both directed upward.