Pipe bowl

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Culture/People
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Auction venue
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. (Sotheby Parke Bernet/Parke-Bernet Auction House)
Previous owner
Helen Pep Grodka (Helen Groz Pep/A Tehom Win/Mrs. Frederick B. Grodka), Non-Indian, 1898-1982
Donor
Sonia Grodka Blumenthal (Sonia Dorothy Grodka), Non-Indian
Harry W. Blumenthal, Non-Indian, 1924-2013
Object Name
Pipe bowl
Media/Materials
Stone
Techniques
Carved, incised
Dimensions
8.3 x 2.5 cm
Object Type
Pipes and Smoking
Place
North Carolina; USA (inferred)
Collection History
Collection history unknown; purchased by Helen Pep Grodka (1898-1982, an artist and Native American art enthusiast) at a Parke-Bernet Auction held in 1969; donated to MAI in 1982 by Helen Pep Grodka's daughter and son-in-law, Sonia Grodka Blumenthal and Harry W. Blumenthal (1924-2013).
Catalog Number
25/1460
Barcode
251460.000
See related items
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Pipes and Smoking
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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