Late Prehistoric, A.D. 1200-1400 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 2-1/8 in.
carved of dense, ferruginous sandstone, with a mythical beast -- perhaps the underwater panther -- with a long tail and fearsome claws visible in detail. The pipe has the rare feature of having the stem hole being drilled on one of the faces making the head and tail appear at the left and right as viewed by the smoker. This pipe was found along the Monongahela River shortly after the great flood of 1913.
Collection History: Steve Fuller, Wooster, OH Jan Sorgenfrei, Findlay, OH