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Plains Indian Museum

Upper Missouri River 9 Mandan 38
steatite 21 lead 87 wood 4438 catlinite 148
pipe stem 77 pipe bowl 100
ca. 1850
bowl height: 3.25 in, bowl length: 7 in
Credit Line:
The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe
A) steatite, rectangular with pronounced anterior projection, square in cross section; diagonal lead striping and abstract forms around bowl with design inlay catlinite, steatite. Square inlay of catlinite, steatite and lead around bottom of shank end, with three (3) figures (two triangles and an oval) projecting upward from ornamental border. B) medium toned wood with satin finish, plain, tapers down slightly from shank end to mouthpiece. Mouthpiece is carved with an incorporated ridge. Piece of twine attached around mouthpiece.
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