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Mid–Late 19th century.

Pipe consist of pipestone (Catlinite) bowl and carved wooded stem. The stem shows no sign of having ever been painted, but does show appropriate wear due to use. The clan figures (symbols) depicted include the turtle, an elk or deer, and a buffalo or possibly mountain sheep. These figures are not attached but appear to be carved into the stem. Probably northern Plains.

Stem: Approximately 25 inches long, from the tip of the mouthpiece to the tip of the insert into the pipe bowl; and approximately 1 3/4 inches wide.
Pipe: Approximately 4 1/4 inches high by 8 1/2 inches long.

14-19