Pipe Bowl With Horse Head Effigy

Rosebud Sioux, South Dakota

American

Pipe bowl with horse head effigy, ca. 1885

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Catlinite

Dimensions: 8 × 4 × 1 1/4 in. (20.3 × 10.2 × 3.2 cm)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pohrt, 1985.96

Smoking has been practiced in one form or another since ancient times. Pipes and cigarette holders have been made out a variety of materials, many with elaborate designs and decoration. These smoking devices must be made out of strong and durable material that does not burn easily. Various stones were the usual choice due to these requirements.

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