Pipe Bowl
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Artist:   attributed to No Two Horns  
Title:   Pipe Bowl  
Date:   c. 1900  
Medium:   Stone  
Dimensions:   3 13/16 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (9.7 x 8.9 x 3.8 cm)  
Credit Line:   The Frances M. Norbeck Fund  
Location:   Gallery Not on view  

This pipe bowl was made for the market. No Two Horns lived during an important time in Plains Indian history and participated in important events (see the tipi in the center of this gallery). He used traditional methods to create works sold to visiting tourists. He carved an image of a mounted warrior that wraps around the entire surface of the object. The photograph shows he achieved naturalistic proportions of the figures when he created this work. Even more impressive is that No Two Horns had only one functional hand, so he had to hold this work between his knees as he carved.

Name:   No Two Horns  
Culture:   Hunkpapa Lakota  
Life Dates:   1852 - 1942  

Object Description  
Classification:   Stone (Do Not Use)  
Physical Description:   L-shaped pipe bowl with relief carving of figure holding a gun in his PR hand and riding a horse  
Creation Place:   North America, United States, Great Plains region, ,  
Accession #:   2000.74.1  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts