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Tobacco Pipe Bowl, 19th century

  • Tlingit, Native American

Wood (possibly cedar) and brass

  • Overall: 2 × 1 1/2 × 3 3/4 inches (5.1 × 3.8 × 9.5 cm)

Gift of Frederick Stearns


between 1871-1895, acquired by Frederick Stearns (1831-1907

Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1907-present, bequeathed 1907 to the Detroit Museum of Art (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Tlingit, Native American, Tobacco Pipe Bowl, 19th century, wood (possibly cedar) and brass. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Frederick Stearns, 72.491.