Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • pipe, late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • wood, metal, brass?, staining, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 20.5 x 4 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 8 1/16 x 1 9/16 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3429
Label Text

The wooden pipe has a cylindrical bowl that flares slightly at either end. The mouthpiece end of the stem is carved into a standing human figure, identified as Chihingu. The hole is in the top of the figure's head, in the center there is a bald portion. The top of the bowl is decorated with brass tacks.