Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pipe bowl
  • United States
  • pipe bowl, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • catlinite, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 11 x 3 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 5/16 x 1 1/8 x 7 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1133

The catlinite pipe bowl has an ovoid cross section for the distal end of the base and a circular cross section for the proximal end and tobacco bowl. There are six ridges carved around the distal end and the top of the bowl. There are sets of two ridges on each side of the base/bowl junction.