Ioway Pipe Bowl and Stem c. 1820-40
Nebraska. Length 45 and 1/2 inches, height 3 and 1/2 inches, width 1 and 3/4 inches. Catlinite, wood (ash), porcupine quills, horsehair, woodpecker scalp.
DIA 81.258, Museum Purchase with funds from the state of Michigan, the city of Detroit and the Founders Society.
Photo from "Art of the American Indian Frontier" by David W. Penney. Copyright © The Detroit Institute of Arts. (Background of photo has been modified.)