Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Exceptional Eastern Sioux Catlinite Pipe Bowl 1870's



This 1870's sculptural elbow shaped catlinite pipe bowl 



Eastern Sioux catlinite pipe bowl, 1870, measuring 4.25 inches



  stands out in more ways than one...






from afar






or close-up...


 



 And while this is not Michelangelo's work



Detail of Michelangelo's David, 1501-1504, Academia Gallery, Florence


this level of anatomical detail, down to the arch and toes,






points to a late 19th century native american master pipe carver of exception.



Courtesy Cowan's Auctions



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