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Lot 27: Late Archaic-Early/Middle Woodland Period tube pipe

Antiquities Auction 54: Discovery Sale

by Ancient Resource LLC

November 6, 2016

Montrose, CA, USA

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  • Late Archaic-Early/Middle Woodland Period tube pipe
  • Late Archaic-Early/Middle Woodland Period tube pipe
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Description: Native American green steatite tube pipe, Late Archaic-Early/Middle Woodland Period, c. 3000 BC-500 AD, in tubular form with one end wider than the other. This shape of pipe is one of the earliest created by the Archaic North American people, with a simple form and little to no elaboration. The fact that the stone used for this example appears to be steatite leads us to believe that the pipe may be of the later periods when steatite was more commonly used. However, it is possible this example is still of the earlier Late Archaic Period. L: 5 in (12.7cm). Ex-property from the collection of Joseph Klein (1899-1987), New York City. Mr. Klein sought out and acquired these souvenirs as part of his vast collecting interests. Said to have collected in the manner of an 18th century connoisseur, his overall collection showcased his diverse array of artifacts acquired over a period of 45 years and included the art of ancient China, Egypt, Persia, Greece and Rome.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Ancient Resource LLC's Conditions of Sale.

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