L-shaped pipe bowl with relief carving of figure holding a gun in his PR hand and riding a horse

Pipe Bowl, c. 1900

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The Frances M. Norbeck Fundexpand_more  2000.74.1

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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.

Details
Title
Pipe Bowl
Artist Life
Hunkpapa Lakȟóta, 1852 - 1942
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2000.74.1
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L-shaped pipe bowl with relief carving of figure holding a gun in his PR hand and riding a horse