Pipe

Physical description

Carved argillite pipe consisting of a human figure facing a bear; each is holding the jaw of the other. The human is detailed with an incised belt ? . Touching back to back with a bear is another bear with its head facing the long cylindrical mouth of the pipe. The tail feathers of the eagle are also touching the back of the bear. The eagle is lying horizontally with its head facing upwards and its mouth open forming the ‘bowl’ of the pipe. Its body forms into the mouth piece which has a small circular opening at the end. Bottom of pipe is flat.