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Object ID 1-20-T1
Object Name Pipe, Trumpet
Count 1
Description Grit tempered ceramic. Double line of punctates around bowl rim. Base is broken/partly missing.

Original catalog card: "Trumpet shaped pottery pipe, grit tempered. Locality: Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Chocolate color brown, with two rows of indentures around the bowl. It has a fracture underneath on the bend, with a hole through it."

Originally numbered 1-41; early museum inventory includes provenience: "Found on Mr. Kirs farm, Rush Lake, WI." A 1927 museum inventory lists as "Trumpet shape pottery pipe Iroquois."

Similar to Iroquois pipes, see James F. Pendergast "Some Notes on Ceramic Smoking Pipes from St. Lawrence Iroquioian Archaeological Sites" and William C. Noble "Neutral Iroquois Smoking Pipes", both from the "Proceedings of the 1989 Smoking Pipe Conference: Select Papers", Rochester Museum & Science Center.
Material Ceramic
Dimensions H-4.2 W-3.1 L-7.2 cm
Collecting location Kirs farm/Rush Lake, WI
Culture Iroquois
Collector Pickett, James G.
Other # 1-41
Related Publications George A. West. "Tobacco, Pipes and Smoking Customs of the American Indians". Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee, Vol 17, June 11, 1934 (Plate 218, Fig. 4).
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