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Object ID 800-79
Object Name Pipe, Effigy
Count 1
Description Red speckled pipestone. Incised and carved design: sharp teeth, fine whiskers and rounded ears suggestive of a cat; cross hatching and parallel lines along the neck (mane) and long accentuated jaw suggestive of a horse.
Entire bowl rim is chipped. No apparent staining in bowl.

Original catalog card: "Animal Pipe. Locality: Waupaca County. Received from S. D. Mitchell Collection. Spotted catlinite."

See George A. West, "The Aboriginal Pipes of Wisconsin", p. 106: "... carved to represent the head of a panther and is doubtless the work of historic Indians."
Material Stone
Dimensions H-5.2 W-2.7 L-5 cm
Collecting location Waupaca County, WI
Collector Mitchell, Stephen D.
Related Publications Oshkosh Public Museum Newsletter, Winter 2006.
George A. West. "The Aboriginal Pipes of Wisconsin". Wisconsin Archeologist, Vol 4, Nos. 3 and 4, April-August 1905 (Fig. 78).
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