Important Human Head Pipe with Wheeping Eye Motif, probably Ohio, circa 1200 A.D.
Large and important human head effigy pipe of limestone. The head looking upward as if to communicate with onlookers. The face engraved with the "Wheping Eye Motif", a Mississippian motif derived from the marking on the Peregrine Falcon and associated with a Warrior Cult of the Southern Ceremonial Complex. A necklace decorates the base of the pipe. 6 1/2" in height (17 cm.)