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Catalog Number 2002.146.005
Object Name Pipe
Collection Faye Crenshaw Hughes Estate
Description Bone pipe covered with leather and feathers. The mouth piece is a very smooth, polished (lacquered?) piece of bone (antler?). The shaft is covered with leather, wrapped around it in a overlapping pattern. The end of the shaft, where it attaches to the bowl, is covered with light brown and cream feathers. The feathers are very soft and thin (probably down). The bowl of the pipe is also made of bone and has an opening on the top side and a small thin shaft that extends down to the shaft. The top and bottom of the bowl are polished and lacquered so that they are extremely smooth. The bottom of the bowl has a dark spot in the center where the bone has been charred (?)
Dimensions H-2.5 L-6.562 D-1.125 inches
Material bone, leather, fur, lacquer (?)
Search Terms American Indian
Native American
Category Native American Ceremonial