Haida Argillite Pipe, c. 19th century, finely carved with openwork and depicting a myriad stylized totemic animals and humans, (two small chips), lg. 8 1/4 in.
Note: An old label reads in part: "Skittagetan, Haida Indians, Queen Charlotte Islands, black slate tobacco pipe, John b. Whiteman, 1924."
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