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Pipe Bowl, ca. 1830

  • Pawnee, Native American

Catlinite and lead

  • Overall: 3 1/4 × 5 × 1 1/2 inches (8.3 × 12.7 × 3.8 cm)

Founders Society Purchase


Richard Byers (Farwell, Michigan, USA)

March 1979, purchased by Richard A. Pohrt [1911-2005] (Flint, Michigan, USA)

1981-present, purchased 1981 by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Penney, David W. Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection. Seattle and London, 1992, no. 199.

Pawnee, Native American, Pipe Bowl, ca. 1830, catlinite and lead. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 81.667.