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Pipe Stems (Sioux)

Object Number: 
1872.23.211
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. 211. / Pipe Stems (Sioux)"; pipes numbered from upper to lower in graphite: 58 to 64
Description: 
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: Catlin's reproduction of the carving and construction of Native American pipes; pipes with stems or 'calumets' decorated with images of buffalo, hunting or war scenes, geometric patterns of leather or woven wickerwork wrapping, spiral carved stems, and a stem carved into a snake
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