Region / Tribe: Prairie / attributed to the Pawnee
Circa: pre 1850
Material: Catlinite, lead inlay
Dimension: 4” x 2 1/4” x 1 1/2”
Condition: Overall excellent, minor wear to edges, deep rich patina. The tip opposite the smoking hole has been re-glued.
Comments: This is a fine and rare early catlinite calumet pipe bowl attributed to the Pawnee. The lead-inlayed, four-pointed Morning Star would appear to associate this pipe bowl with the Pawnee who’s central motif is this symbol.