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2 15/16" Hopewell Frog Effigy Pipe Maroon Pipestone, Extremely rare artifact with nearly a century of provenance. Tremendous example. As with nearly all examples, this Hopewell piece was "killed", but fortunately the entire frog effigy is intact. The rear of the base is glued, with a corner of the other end restored. Hopewell artistry at its best. Ex-Len Weidner, Earl Townsend (#1740), Dr. Rollin Bunch, Judge Edward Payne, Artes (Evansville) collections. Pictured in The Payne Book (p118), 1954 #2 CSAJ (p46), Legends II (p142 & p576), Prehistoric Artifacts of Iowa p). J.G. Braecklein (Paynes's buyer) notes this is an Iowa Pipe. Rare offering. Featured on the front cover of the Elwood sale catalog

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Hopewell Effigy Pipe (Frog). Pictured in Payne Book.

Estimate $70,000 - $100,000Oct 27, 2018
Gwynneville, IN, USA