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Pipe

Object Number:AF558
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bushongo
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Reed (plant)
Height: 16.5 cm
Length: 56.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:498 - Other Number

Description

Tobacco pipe; dark brown in color; stem of pipe is bent upward at the mouth piece end; narrow reed mouth piece protrudes from the center of the top end of pipe; five grooves carved around rim; thin twisted rope is wrapped nine times around the neck of stem; cylindrical stem; Nemo Kanya pattern on lower end of stem; nine pieces of raffia are individually tied around the stem, before the bowl; stem of pipe goes through bottom portion of bowl; bowl has an hourglass shape; top portion is larger and opened at top; bottom part has a flat base; four grooves encircle both rim and base of bowl; three raised rings around the center of the bowl

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