Arts of the Americas
Wood, pigment, horsehair, bird scalp, silk ribbon
early 19th century
Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund
Prior to 1848, provenance not yet documented; by 1848, acquired by Nathan Sturges Jarvis; 1848, gift of Nathan Sturges Jarvis to the New-York Historical Society, New York, NY; 1937, loaned by the New-York Historical Society to the Brooklyn Museum; 1950, purchased from the New-York Historical Society by the Brooklyn Museum.
Ash wood pipe stem is carved, pierced and painted with red and blue-green paint. It is decorated with horsehair, a bird scalp, and a piece of silk ribbon. The original Jarvis inscription reads, "Indian Pipe Menominee."
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Menominee. Pipe Stem, early 19th century. Wood, pigment, horsehair, bird scalp, silk ribbon, 36 in. (91.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.87. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.67.87.jpg)
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