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Maker(s):Anonymous
Culture:Native American; Haida
Title:Panel Pipe/Pipe Panel
Date Made:1820s-present
Type:Sculpture
Materials:argillite
Place Made:Canada; United States; Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)
Measurements:3 13/16 x 11 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.; 9.6838 x 29.21 x 2.8575 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1960.139
Credit Line:Gift of Charlotte Heussy McAllister, class of 1930
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art
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Description:
This carved argillite panel pipe or panel carving--photos do not show a mouthpiece or bowl for smoking, but these likely exist on the object--shows a European male figurehead crouched over the bow of the ship, stylized flowing tobacco leaves behind him, a small shingle (pitched) roof house, and two small crewmembers "lounging" or sleeping on the floor of the ship. This depiction offers a somewhat comical Haida interpretation of European society. Although the images are carved in a European fashion, the ways in which they fit together is reminiscent of a totem pole. AP2018

Tags:
archaeology; men; water; boats; pipes

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