South America, Argentina or Chile, Mapuche culture, ca. 1200 to 1800 CE. A hand-carved stone pipe intended for shamanic use. It has a rectangular body with a square receptacle, a narrow tubular mouthpiece, and an upward-angled triangular finger rest. The stone displays mottled areas of light and dark-brown coloring. Custom museum-quality display stand included. Size: 5.25" L x 1" H (13.3 cm x 2.5 cm); 2.25" H (5.7 cm) on included custom stand.
Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-Butterfield's (Bonhams)
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