May 14, 2012, 11:20 PM
May 14, 2012 11:20 PM
May 14, 2012, 11:21 PM
One more thing...it's a little longer and just about as wide as a dollar bill.
May 15, 2012, 12:30 AM
Experts who authenticate artifacts look for age in the stone. If its not there, its modern.
May 15, 2012, 01:17 AM
looks like it was made out of clay and dried, then they made an attempt to fake some patina to it. Does the draw chamber even go into the bowl?
My daughter made something similar in art class and brought it home today.Attachment 635908Attachment 635914
Prehistorics used pipestone, catlinite, or even steatite for material to make a pipe the clay pipes that were made by prehistoric peoples didn't quite look like that as you may know by searching for something similar to match that to.
Last edited by SOHIO; May 15, 2012 at 01:24 AM.
May 15, 2012, 06:01 AM
My first thought is a reproduction and a very poorly made one at that. There are Great Pipes that were made by the Hopewell, but they are all very well crafted and made from very nice materials. That piece almost looks like it made from plaster and then painted a dark color. I'd say someone duped her out of a lot of money on that piece.
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May 15, 2012, 11:13 PM
Thanks everyone, I will smash the piece so it won't get passed off again. richard anderson
May 16, 2012, 10:46 AM
Don't smash it! Someone put a lot of time and work into that piece. Mark it as a reproduction and let someone display it as what it is...art.
May 16, 2012, 02:40 PM
Originally Posted by Neanderthal
"A man who has lived in many places is not likely to be deceived by the local errors of his native village; the scholar has lived in many times and is therefore in some degree immune from the great cataract of nonsense that pours from the press and the microphone of his own age."
~ C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory
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Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?”
~ T.S. Eliot, The Rock
Aug 21, 2012, 11:05 AM
pearls of swine bereft of me
Aug 22, 2012, 10:15 PM
Is their any way it could be a trade pipe?
Originally Posted by The Grim Reaper
Their were so many fewer questions when stars were still just the holes to heaven
Aug 23, 2012, 07:32 AM
i say use it also....
.......you never know it might work
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