Pipe bowl - ROM2011_11753_5


Pipe bowl

Maker: Ottawa
Medium:Carved steatite, seed beads
Geography: Probably Manitoulin Islands, Ontario, Canada
Date: c. 1845
7 × 15.7 × 3 cm
Object number: 926.40.1
Not on view

Cultural attribution is based on the inscription: “Odahwa.”'

With the advent of metal tools, Anishinaabe pipes grew increasingly complex and esoteric, to a degree where bowls displayed narrative scenes and stems imparted mystery.

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