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Lot 0161A
Native American, northeastern United States, Hopewell Indians, Middle Woodland period, ca. 200 to 900 CE. A fine smoking pipe from the Hopewell Indians, hand-carved from a mottled dark-grey stone with faint black and yellow-green inclusions. The pipe consists of a slender platform with a curved profile and a small mouthpiece on one end, and a stylized kneeling figure on top with a dug-out receptacle in its back to contain smoking materials. The figure's head displays a meditative countenance with recessed eyes, a bulbous nose, a gaping mouth, and a simple cap with a radiating roundel on the right side and a lattice-pattern roundel on the backside. Size: 8.55" L x 1.625" W x 3.125" H (21.7 cm x 4.1 cm x 7.9 cm).

Provenance: private Southern California, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s to mid-1980s

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Repair to handle area behind figure with small chips and light adhesive residue along break lines. Minor nicks to handle, mouthpiece, and figure, with fading to some finer details. Light earthen deposits throughout.

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Native American Hopewell Stone Pipe w/ Kneeling Figure

Estimate $600 - $900Dec 6, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA