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Native American catlinite bear effigy spirit pipe

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1210290

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Northern Plains Native American spirit pipe with a Catlinite (pipestone) bowl carved with a full figural effigy of a walking bear, together with a wooden stem decorated with geometric black painted markings. Circa 1890. Overall length: 23.5 inches. Pipe bowl dimensions: 7 inches length x 3 inches height x 1.25 inches depth. Excellent condition. The interior of the pipe's bowl exhibits traces of burning and use. An ink inscription written on the underside of the catlinite pipe bowl reads: "Lakota bear pipe Fort Laramie 1868 Chief Crow King." Provenance: Louis Van Slooten Collection.