Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pipe bowl
  • unknown Tiv maker
  • pipe bowl, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 22 x 11.5 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 8 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3095

The globular vessel has a hollow spout or arm on one side and a molded human head and neck at the top. The head appears to be tipped up with the lips puckered. It has a very small flat base. It is an orange color.

This was identified as a pipebowl, so perhaps the arm held a pipestem.