Rattlesnake Effigy Pipe

Finely made rattlesnake effigy pipe.  Believed to be pre-Columbian, dating to the Mississippian period (AD 800-1600).  Probably made from steatite.  Note the diamond pattern incised along the stem and the rattles surrounding the tip, leaving no doubt regarding the identity of the subject.  More delicate in form than most effigy pipes of the period.  The exact origin is undetermined, but it likely came from the general area of North America between the southern shores of the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico.  8 ½" overall length. Bowl is apprx. 1 ½" high.  More photos available upon request.  (CJ-8)

$425
 
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Rattlesnake Effigy Pipe
 
Rattlesnake Effigy Pipe

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