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Pipe stem

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The pipe stem is a long rectangular shape in natural wood, wrapped with rows of woven quills on half the length. The quills are colored to create bands in the following sequence: 1 7/8" off-white, 3/8" of green, 5 3/8" of purple, 1/4" of green, and 1 5/8" of off-white. There are cylindrical...

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1884-1885, acquired by Reverend Herbert Elijah Probert (1856-1913) when he served as the first Minister of Religion in the Wyoming Territory; 1887, gift of Reverend Probert to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Reverend Herbert Probert

Native American (Plains), about 1880s

Object Place

Probably Montana, Plains, United States


1.59 x 4.13 x 60.32 cm (5/8 x 1 5/8 x 23 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood, cord, dye, and porcupine quills




Wood Carvings / Turnings