E0509: Pipestone Pipe
3:Personal Artifacts ➞ Personal Gear
Tag: Pipe from William Feld(?) Unintelligible)
botanical ➔ wood
16 cm L
1.5 cm W
8 cm H
Provenance of Object:
This object was held in the museum that Luther College started in 1877. This museum eventually grew into the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, and following this, non-Norwegian American ethnographic objects were returned to Luther and accessioned into the college’s Anthropology Collection. Without additional documentation, was likely obtained by the Luther College Museum (later the Norwegian-American Museum) between the late 19th century and early 20th century.
Connected stem and bowl pieces suggest this is not a ceremonial piece. Most likely made for tourists or European Settlers.
Description:Possibly a complete elbow pipe. Carved from a single piece of pipestone with a piece of wood inserted at one end for a mouthpiece/ peg for insertion into a pipe stem.