Effigy pipe from Hopewell Culture   Save
Effigy pipe from Hopewell Culture
Description: Large steatite effigy pipe may represent a white-fronted goose. Stylized wings extend beyond the back to form the bowl. The opening for the mouthpiece is in the chest of the bird. The head is tilted back somewhat. Incised lines indicate facial features and the shape of the feet and beak. Feet are tucked underneath the bird and continue onto the base. Lines on the chest may indicate a color patch. The pipe is widest at the tail, which is fan-shaped with a V carved on both top and bottom. It is grayish black in color. There is some minor damage to the end of the beak and several small nicks on body and bowl rim. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL07427
Subjects: American Indians; Ohio History--Natural and Native Ohio; Pipes (Smoking); Native American history and society; Hopewell Culture
Places: Ohio