Sioux. <em>War Chief's Carved Pipe Stem</em>, early 19th century. Wood, pigment, 43 3/4 x 3 x 1/2 in. (111.1 x 7.6 x 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.65. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.67.65_acetate_bw.jpg)

War Chief's Carved Pipe Stem

Artist:SiouxChippewa (Anishinaabe)

Medium: Wood, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 19th century

Dimensions: 43 3/4 x 3 x 1/2 in. (111.1 x 7.6 x 1.3 cm)



Accession Number: 50.67.65

Image: 50.67.65_acetate_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Carved wood flat pipe stem of the "trick" type. Geometrically-shaped cutouts were made in the center of the stem and the un-initiated had to guess how the smoke traveled through it. Decorated with red and blue-green paint, it shows slash marks made with a hot metal file for added decoration.

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