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Object Name Pipe, Smoking
Catalog Number 1940.11.2
Date 1750-1900
Material(s) Bone/Glass/Wood
Dimensions H-2 W-1.375 D-6.5 inches
Description This is a carved bone pipe that is supposedly Alaskan in origin. The bowl is carved with three effigy faces. One face is facing forward while the other two are at the front of the sides of the bowl. Above the effigies is a smoothed ring of bone with three blue beads inlaid into the surface. Beneath the front facing effigy is a blue bead that is inlaid into the surface and a small round piece of wood inlaid beneath that. The bowl and stem are carved from one piece of bone and the stem has an incised ring halfway down the length.
Notes According to the donor this pipe is from Alaska.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Native Americans
Native peoples
Pipes (Smoking)
Search Terms Alaska
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS