PIPE: EAGLE EFFIGY, PIKES COUNTY, ILLINOIS, 19th Century Find
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PIPE: EAGLE EFFIGY, PIKES COUNTY , ILLINOIS , 19th Century Mound FindLength: 7” Width: 3 ¼” Height: 2” Weight: 1 lb 6 oz Back in the 1870s-1880s, a few mileseast of Griggsville, on the banks of the Illinois River this curious stone carved eagle effigy pipe was uncovered. Specifically, it was removed from a small earthen mound where Napolean Hallow leads into the river. This intriguing artifact was acquired from out-of-state descendants of the original finder. It and a box of other pipes, axes and points were acquired in one lot several years ago during a field trip to the region. The pipe is made from a tan, fine-grained stone. There is much discoloration throughout the piece as well as abrasion scratches, dings and notches. Extraction grooves are evident within the smoke bowl. About a mile north of Napolean Hollow are a series of mounds that were actively looked into during the latter part of the 19th century. Listed exactly as I acquired this unique carved pipe. FREE! Sellers: Add a FREE map to your listings. FREE!