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Human head effigy pipe photograph
Description: Human head-shaped effigy pipe from the Mississippian period, 900 AD-1600 AD. This large pipe (95.5 mm high, 126 mm long, 94.6 mm wide) has a human head effigy resting on an oval platform. The pipe bowl is in the top of the head, while the stem would have been inserted into the open mouth of the effigy. Eyes are surrounded by a distinctive weeping eye motif. The nose projects from the face, but the ears are close to the head. Made of sandstone, the pipe is a very dark gray. The object is held in the Ohio History Connection Archaeology Collection. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL00274
Subjects: American Indians--Archaeology; Ohio History--Natural and Native Ohio; Archaeology--United States--History; Effigy pipes
Places: Human head effigy pipe photograph