Antique Native American Indian

PIPE, STONE FROG EFFIGY, East St. Louis, ILLINOIS

PIPE, STONE FROG EFFIGY, East St. Louis, ILLINOIS
PIPE, STONE FROG EFFIGY, East St. Louis, ILLINOIS
PIPE, STONE FROG EFFIGY, East St. Louis, ILLINOIS
PIPE, STONE FROG EFFIGY, East St. Louis, ILLINOIS
PIPE, STONE FROG EFFIGY, East St. Louis, ILLINOIS
PIPE, STONE FROG EFFIGY, East St. Louis, ILLINOIS
PIPE, STONE FROG EFFIGY, East St. Louis, ILLINOIS
PIPE, STONE FROG EFFIGY, East St. Louis, ILLINOIS
PIPE, STONE FROG EFFIGY, East St. Louis, ILLINOIS
PIPE, STONE FROG EFFIGY, East St. Louis, ILLINOIS
PIPE, STONE FROG EFFIGY, East St. Louis, ILLINOIS
PIPE, STONE FROG EFFIGY, East St. Louis, ILLINOIS

PIPE, STONE FROG EFFIGY, East St. Louis, ILLINOIS
In the 1800s near what is now Front Street along the eastern banks of the Mississippi River, east St. Louis, a riverman came across a small mound. Digging into this pile the fellow uncovered a trove of stone artifacts. Tools, blades and several pipes. One of them was this astonishingly preserved frog effigy pipe. The private collection remained in an out-of-state descendants family until the 1980s when it was acquired. The pipe is a platform variety with a well carved, pop-eyed frog resting on what appears to be a lily-pad. Two arms descend down to the platform, where a small mouth hole leads to a rather deep smoke depression.

The stone artifact was packed into a small crate, covered with moist soil. It was recently removed as is depicted in the photos.

Several details grace this carving. Claws, hind legs, rear-side back, and grooves on top and below the platform. Multiple soil abrasion scratches, dings, cuts and scars are evident on this artifact. In all an incredibly sophisticated effigy carving rarely seen except in the usual Mound Builder museums.

Louis was the outer regions of the great Cahokia Mound complex about seven miles to the east. A rare and unique effigy pipe! The item "PIPE, STONE FROG EFFIGY, East St. Louis, ILLINOIS" is in sale since Sunday, October 23, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American".

The seller is "saltrento" and is located in Erie, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, ZA, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM.
  • Color: Brown
  • Maker: Prehistoric indigenous people of Illinois
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Material: Stone

PIPE, STONE FROG EFFIGY, East St. Louis, ILLINOIS