Culture/People: Iroquois (attrib.)
Place: United States
Media: Steatite stone
Dims: 1.5 x 0.8 x 2.25 in.
Date: mid 19th C.
Description: Hands-On curator, Qootsvenma “Taka” Denipah-Cook (Ohkay Owingeh) studied and wrote about this piece for the Hands-On 2018 exhibition, Eye Opener.
“This pipe has a European face towards the front as well as a mammal (bear, dog?) towards the back. As a Native American, I associate the pipe with my culture because we also have uses for the pipe. To me, this piece may be a gift and/or symbolize friendship between two individuals. This might explain the face and animal on the pipe.”
RTC No: NA1016
Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011
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