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X63.405 Pipe Bowl


Not Currently On View in Intersections


Object Name: Pipe bowl

Culture: Bamum peoples

Place of Origin:  Cameroon

Date/Era: 19th-20th century

Medium/Materials: Terra-cotta

Credit Line: Gift of Mary Hastings Bradley.

Accession Number: X63.405

Pipes are among the prestige objects found in the treasuries of Cameroon kings and nobility. As with many other smaller royal objects, designs decorating pipes distinguish people of high rank and refer to specific qualities of successful rulers, including virility, knowledge, and authority.

Gallery text, Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, 2006

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