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Ceramic turtle effigy pipe bowl / Mississippian

Essay/Description

This stone, pipebowl was constructed in the shape of a turtle. It would likely have been used with a reed/cane or wooden pipestem to smoke tobacco in ceremonies.

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Title(s): 
Ceramic turtle effigy pipe bowl
Culture: 
Mississippian
Date: 
700-1600 CE
Period: 
Mississippian
Place: 
Saint Francis River Basin, Ouachita River Basin, Union, Mississippi
Materials/Techniques: 
ceramic
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
54.4493
Department: 
Not On View

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