Antique Blackened Red Clay Pipe Bowl with Face

Regular price $75.00

I know this blackened redware pipe bowl was found in Virginia and dates to the late 19th/very early 20th century. I don't believe it is Native American, but think the face  was meant to represent a Native American warrrior, with incised patterns crossing the cheeks to suggest war paint. To my eye, an extremely soulful face it is, with those marks reading equally as tears, and lowered eyes and pointy chin enhancing a sense of sorrow or mourning. There is loss around the lip of the bowl, and general wear, which feels in keeping with the feeling of the piece as a whole.

3 3/4" l x 3" t x 2 1/4" wide. Wear and loss as documented, but stable.