Catlinite Pipe Bowl

Catlinite Pipe Bowl


Region / Tribe:  Sioux-Cheyenne/Central Plains

Circa:  1870-1880’s

Material:  Catlinite

Dimension:  L. 10 1/4” x H. 5”

Condition:  Excellent, beautiful, rich surface

(No restoration)

Collection History:  Eric Erdoes Collection

Comments:  This is a very large and masterfully proportioned “T” form pipe bowl. It would have accommodated a flat, quilled, long calumet stem. The carved and raised moldings are also seen on finely smithed iron tomahawk heads.

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