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Profile view of a beautifully carved stone pipe bowl in the shape of a stylized human head
Three-quarter view of a beautifully carved stone pipe bowl in the shape of a stylized human head

PIPE BOWL

likely Ottawa or Ojibwa
Upper Great Lakes

late 18th century

stone  

width: 6 ⅜"

Inventory # W4179

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acquired by Pointe-a- Calliere Museum, Montreal, PQ


Provenance

Collected by the eminent ethnographer and folklorist Marius Barbeau between 1946 and 1949, then by descent to Barbeau’s son-in-law, the artist Arthur Price.

Related Examples

Feder, Norman. Two Hundred Years of North American Indian Art. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1971, pg. 99

Glenbow Museum. The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada's First Peoples, Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1987, pg. 59

King, J.C.H and Feest, Christian F. Three Centuries of Woodlands Indian Art. Alenstadt: AKF Publishers, 2007, pg. 35