Pawnee and Sioux Pipes

Object Number: 
1872.23.208
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. 207. / Pawnee & Sioux Pipes. In red Stone"; pipes numbered from upper left to lower right in graphite: 35 to 46
Description: 
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: Catlin's reproduction of the carving and construction of Native American pipes; twelve pipe bowls carved into dogs, human figures, a coiled snake and mythological beasts with human bodies and animal heads and sometimes paws or tails; several have two, three or even four bowls for loading tobacco on the same pipe
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