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Pipe
Pipe
Date:
ca. 1880
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood, Brass, Sinew
Dimensions:
2 1/8 x 13 3/4 x 1 7/8 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Eskimo
Accession Number:
2007.21.59
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

This pipe is constructed from a curved wooden stem in two pieces bound with braided sinew. It can be opened to extract nicotine-rich tar deposits used for mixing with chewing tobacco. The brass flared bowl is modeled after Chinese pipes traded by the Russians.

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