Collection: Warnock

Item Number: WC8810013

Category: Pipe Bowls-Pipe Stems

Region: Plains

Tribe: Sioux - Santee

Period: 1850-1875

Materials: Ash wood; brass tacks; dyed and natural bird quills; dyed and natural porcupine quills (on fringe); native tanned deerskin; duck scalp (missing feathers).

Description: Flat stem with circular carved areas ornamented with brass tacks. The lower third has been carved to create three rods each of which has been wrapped with bird quills.

Dimensions: Length 36.5 inches 92.7 cm; Width 2.75 inches 7 cm.


Written in ink on face of stem, Bought at St, Paul, Minn. Aug. 1852 on an Indian by J.B. Aiken.
Andre Nasser Collection
Alexander Gallery
Epic Fine Arts Co./Masco Corp.


Splendid Heritage, The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, February 10, 2009 - March 1, 2010
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wy, May 1, 2010 - October 31, 2010
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, Mo, Febuary 12, 2010 - April 24, 2010


Warnock, John and Marva Warnock, eds, Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 2009, pp 46

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