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Carved Pipe


Martha's Vineyard Museum

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About this artifact

Pipe smoking was a luxury while aboard a whaleship, and the tobacco was often a reward for hard work. This pipe features carved animals resting along the rim while fish and birds frolic along the stem. It was a souvenir item brought back from a voyage to the north, most likely Alaska.

Width: 1 3/4" (at bowl), 5/8" (mouth piece), Length: 8 3/4"

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