Century by a hunter wandering around the former wetlands are now known as Marina del Rey. According to his descendants, the hunter was looking to bag some ducks, but his dog sniffed and partially dug up a cache (pit) of ancient artifacts including donut stones, celts, tiny mortars and an array of carved effigy pipes. The collection was eventually acquired by this site. The pipe shows a whale with a delightful upturned tail. The mouth area hole leads to a dorsal smoke chamber.
Uniquely, however, is the second upper hole above the outer mouth holethis function, interestingly, allows for the user to draw more smoke from the upper end of the chamber while still inhaling from the bottom region of the pipe. Whales were (and still are) a yearly presence off the coast of Southern California, during migration season. Their size, massive fins and general regularity no doubt impressed all ancient people who used the ocean as a food source. The item "PIPE WHALE-EFFIGY, Marina del Rey, Southern California, 19th C.
Discovery" is in sale since Friday, December 16, 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.