Pipe Stem, c. 1797

Summary: 
Flat wooden stem with groups of four long parallel slits/slats and of four holes in the collections of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Description: 

Museum Description: wood.

Physical Description: wood, pigment; 32 (1/2?)" x 3" (16cm x 7cm x 3.5cm).

NDT Note: flat wooden stem with groups of four long parallel slits/slats and of four holes, dowel like on one end, hole on other, red pigment on inside of slats (possibly also on entire board), bluish-green pigment on outside of slats: wood pigment red-032U and bluish-green color.

Provenance: date collected: 1797.

Penn Museum's online collections include the following details: Culture: Kaskaskia; Provenience: Illinois; Credit Line: Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997.

Traditional Knowledge: 

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