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A Remarkable Engraved Elbow Pipe

Originally Published in the Central States Archaeological Journal, Vol.57, No.3, pg.140


A huge unique elbow style pipe from East Tennessee. This is highly engraved 7 inch in length pipe is made from steatite. The engraving covers all the outside surface areas of the pipe, and it is remarkable and complex in its artistic presentation. Crosshatching, squares and drilled holes all line up in what appears to be a planned execution. This pipe was surely the pride of its original maker.  Collection of David Davis, Stanton, Kentucky.

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