Fluted Anthropomorphic Pipe Fragment

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Dublin Core

Title

Fluted Anthropomorphic Pipe Fragment

Subject

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

Description

This fluted anthropomorphic pipe fragment appears to have been fired one time. It appears to have had copper oxide glaze applied, and possibly a brown or clear glaze applied. It appears as if the pipe may have broken prior to the second firing since it is not glossy, and the colors are not radiant. The upper portion of the pipe's bowl is missing. Most of the face remains, as does the portion the river cane stem would be inserted into.

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, 1.25” tall, 1” wide

Creator

Aust, Gottfried, 1722-1788.

Date

1756-1760

Type

Physical Object

Format

JPEG

Identifier

2018.2.14

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 Fragment,” Historic Bethabara Park Collections, accessed May 9, 2021, https://historicbethabarapark.omeka.net/items/show/37.