FIGURAL PIPE STEM
Diameter: 2.28 cm
A large figural pipe stem with carved snake, floating ring, and dice motifs. The lively character of the carving on this stem hint at a possible origin among the Santee Sioux art colony that formed in the neighbourhood of Flandreau South Dakota in the late nineteenth century. Its’ members were some of the Santee Sioux who had been removed to Missouri Valley near Fort Thompson after the uprising in Minnesota in 1862.
Dry surface with traces of red and green paint.
An Eastern Sioux figural pipe stem with carved snake, Northern Plains, c1900
William Eggleston, Tennessee
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. See: Ewers, John. Plains Indian Sculpture: A Traditional Art from America’s Heartland
Stovall Museum of Science and History, University of Oklahoma, Cat. No. 9-3-83 See: Ewers, John. Plains Indian Sculpture: A Traditional Art from America’s Heartland
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