Mandan Pipes

Object Number: 
1872.23.216
Date: 
1866-68
Medium: 
Graphite and black ink on prepared card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 3/8 x 24 1/8 in. ( 46.7 x 61.3 cm )
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper center in black ink over graphite: "Pl. 216. / Mandan Pipes"; numbered upper to lower in graphite: 89 to 103
Description: 
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: Catlin's reproduction of the carving and construction of Native American pipes; several pipes with peculiar bowl designs: grotesque and grimacing faces, a bust of a nude woman, an adult head with an infant clinging to the back of the neck, a hawk's head, and several designed to resemble crockery jugs, pots and pitchers
Credit Line: 
Purchased by the Society
Provenance: 
The artist's collection; Francis Putnam Catlin, the artist's brother, serving as agent to George Henry Moore, acting on behalf of N-YHS
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group