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Short, round wooden stem, bowl-end 3 mm narrower than mouthpiece end; smoothed and stained or smoke darkened. The mouthpiece, 2 cm long cylinder with rounded edges at smoke hole, extends from center of straight cut stem end; rounded edges are polished and darkened from use. The bowl end, 5 cm long tapered cylinder, extends from near-center of the other straight cut end of stem; dark stained from use. Object Late Date is the year of the Fred McKay loan to the museum, circa 1925. The pipe-head is brown-red pipestone with overall lighter speckling; elbow shaped with round cross section and flat bottom. The slightly conical bowl is decorated with an inlaid band around exterior of bowl rim from which 4 vertical lines with a central circle extend and terminate in an encircling band just above base of bowl. The shank is decorated the same way with longitudinal lines with circles, the bottom line continuing beyond the terminating band to the start of the prow. The bowl interior is lightly stained with dark resins. The shank continues in front of the bowl in a faceted prow with flattened top and bottom and a narrow cross section. The prow is further decorated with shallow notches on most of the facet lines. Original catalog card: "This is a beautiful inlaid pipe. It belonged to old Charlie Dutchman, an old Medicine Man of the Zoar pagan Indians, at Neopit, and a very dear friend of mine. He died in September 1934, a very old man. Evidently he received this pipe from a Sioux friend."
Pipe, T-shaped -The Oshkosh Public Museum Pipe Collection -Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum

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