Fluted Anthropomorphic Pipe

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Dublin Core

Title

Fluted Anthropomorphic Pipe

Subject

South, Stanley A.
Archaeology.
Wachovia (N.C.)--History.
Artifacts.
Pottery.
Moravians.
Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788.
Pipes (Smoking).

Description

Unglazed pipe made of buff and red clay. This pipe was found in four pieces and glued back together by the archaeologists. A small piece on the front edge of the bowl is missing. The upper portion of the bowl’s interior is stained black, which may indicate it was used and broken during its working life.

The pipe features a fluted body with a human face on the bottom front of the bowl. This style pipe was manufactured in the Bethabara Pottery between 1756-1771. Gottfried Aust's pipes were made with a pipe press and brass molds. Seven different style pipes were recovered from Aust's waster dumps. Four smooth-surfaced, one fluted with a fleur-de-lis design, and two anthropomorphic styles. This pipe was recovered from the feature identified as B51 Aust’s Waster Dump #2. This indicates this pipe was made between 1756 and 1760.

The pipe is labeled B51-5-2-8.

Dimensions: 2” long, 1.625” tall, 1” wide

Creator

Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788

Date

1756-1760

Type

Physical Object

Format

JPEG

Identifier

2018.2.13

Source

OC2-Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection Exhibit

Relation

Historic Bethabara Park Archaeology Collection
Stanley South Manuscript Collection Box – Folder 4-6
Stanley South Manuscript Collection Box – Folder 5-58

Rights

Rights held by Historic Bethabara Park, Inc. Use and reproduction restrictions apply. Contact Historic Bethabara Park Archives.

Contributor

Photography: Daniel Ferguson

Rights Holder

Historic Bethabara Park, Inc.

Citation

Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788, “Fluted Anthropomorphic Pipe,” Historic Bethabara Park Collections, accessed April 17, 2021, https://historicbethabarapark.omeka.net/items/show/36.