This view from above shows the bowl and some of the engraved feathers on
These two views, one of the front and the other of the end of the drilled stem, shows more of the detailed engraving and drilling that was carved into this ancient pipe. The eyes of some of these pipes still contain freshwater pearls as this one may have had when it was made. The shape of the beak seems to indicate that the bird carved on this pipe is meant to represent a seed eating bird such as a finch. This pipe was made of red catlinite.
This view from above shows some of the engraving and the bowl of the pipe
where the tobacco was placed.
This view shows the end of the stem through which the smoke was breathed into the persons lungs. Drilled stem holes on Hopewell pipes are not very large in diameter.
This view from the front shows more of the detailed engraving. The eyes were probably originally inlayed with pearls.
This rare Goose Effigy pipe is larger than most Hopewell pipes. This one
measures 4 3/4 inches long. The front end of the stem has been restored.
It was found by Don Simonson while surface collecting on a Hopewell site
north of Burlington, Iowa.
This is one of the finest Hopewell pipes of the type. It was found prior
to 1933 during excavation of the Liverpool Mound Group in Fulton County,
Illinois. The excavation was done by Don F. Dickson. This pipe is made
of olive green spotted pipestone.