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, brass, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 24 x 4 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 9 7/16 x 1 9/16 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3430

The wooden pipe has a cylindrical bowl and a straight stem. There is a flat disc at the mouthpiece end of the stem. The bowl and stem are wrapped with strips of brass. The top band on the pipe bowl and the disc at the mouthpiece are decorated with brass tacks.