Pipe bowl

Description
These are European-styled clay pipes. One pipe bowl is decorated with cowries, which was a symbol of wealth or fertility for the Kongo peoples. The clay pipe bowls appear to be based on traditional Kongo ceramic vessels. Tobacco was brought to Africa by the Portuguese some 400 years ago. These pipes are the result of several cultural interactions.
Accession Loan No.
9/1889/72
Collection Class
Smoking and narcotics
Common Name
pipe bowl
Simple Name
pipe
Full Name
pipe bowl
Dimensions
whole length 64 mm
Cultural Group
Bakongo
Production Year Low
1879
Production Year High
1889
Production County
Kingdom of Kongo
Production Country
Congo, Republic of the
Production Area Region
Central Africa
Production Continent
Africa
Family Group

Material
clay
Function Name
smoking
Collection Area Region
CENT
Collection Continent
Africa

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