Nayas Pipes

Object Number: 
1872.23.217
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. 217. / Nayas Pipes."; numbered upper to lower in graphite: 104 to 115
Description: 
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: Catlin's reproduction of the carving and construction of Native American pipes; pipes with peculiar, ornate bowls carved and painted with designs incorporating many mythological beasts with human and animal characteristics, weird scenes of chained reclining human figures or humans and weird beasts intertwined so as to be inseparable
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