Carved pipe bowl

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Pipe bowl, circa 1800-1850
North America, British Columbia, Haida people
Argillite with inlaid haliotis shell and brass inlay?

Bequest of J G Henderson, 1935
Museum number 1935-64-113

Argillite is a kind of rock traditionally used by Haida artists. The carvings reflect ancient Haida traditions and myths. This pipe has three 'masks' one of which is carved on the base.

Carved pipe bowl
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