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3536B Marlborough
December 14, 2020 12:00 PMCalender

Prehistoric Woodlands Stone Pipe

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3536B Location: Marlborough Date / Time: December 14, 2020 12:00PM


Prehistoric Woodlands Stone Pipe, possibly Hopewell Culture, c. 100 BC-500 AD, steatite, in the form of a bird, with drilled eyes and incised wings and feathers, with inventory label "2187," once labeled "Tipton Co. Tenn," lg. 7, ht. 3 1/4 in.

Provenance: Private collection, Boston, Massachusetts; Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, December 13, 1975, Lot 275; Jay C. Leff collection, Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

Exhibitions: Exotic Art from Ancient and Primitive Civilizations, Collection of Jay C. Leff, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, October 15, 1959-January 3, 1960, catalog number 729.
Estimate $1,800-2,400

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Tipton Co., Jay C. Leff, Pittsburgh, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Uniontown