FRANKE PIPE
MISSISSIPPIAN PERIOD
CAHOKIA MOUNDS AREA SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
PRIVATE COLLECTION
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     This picture shows both side views of the Franke pipe. The effigy of a bird is easily recognizable from the two curved projections and the breast area in the front. The large conically shaped holes, the fact that the image is resting on a platform and the over all box-like shape are all traits that suggest that this is a Cahokia culture artifact. This pipe is heavily patinated and it's made of high quality fine-grained sandstone. It measures 4 inches long, 2 inches wide and 2 inches high.

Bird effigy Cahokia style Franke pipe.

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