Hopewell Culture, Middle Woodland Period, 200 B.C. - A.D. 400 Lawrence County, Illinois length 1-3/4 in.
Made from a dark green pipestone, this pipe is finely made and detailed.
Provenance: Collection History:
Gerber Catalog Number: AG.P4
Don Mefford Collection, Illinois
Found in Lawrenceville, Illinois just west of Vincennes, Indiana.
Purchased at the Don Mefford's Collection sale by Art Gerber; catalogued as his pipe number 4.
Thompson, Ben W., Who’s Who in Indian Relics, Vol. 6, 1984, pg. 235
The Art Gerber Story, 2007, pg. 94, fig. 7.034
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