Clay pipe (smoking)

Description
These are very early pipes and were made at the same time as enslaved Africans were first taken to Virginia to work on tobacco plantations. The small bowls show that tobacco was still quite expensive. As the popularity of smoking grew, ever more enslaved people were transported across the Atlantic.
Accession Loan No.
300/1988/CP105
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Common Name
clay pipe (smoking)
Simple Name
clay pipe (smoking)
Full Name
clay pipe bowl
Period Classification
Post Medieval (1500-1750)
Family Group

Material
ceramic
Collector / Excavator
Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit
Collection Site Name
Good Shepherd Hospital
Collection Town
Exeter
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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