Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Africa
  • pipe, 1850s
  • ceramic, clay, incising
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 8.5 x 5 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 3 3/8 x 1 15/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Elisabeth Plambeck
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3413

The short ceramic pipe has two separate bowls next to each other and a short stem. The incised decoration is filled with kaolin clay to make a white design against the red-brown clay. There are triangles around one pipebowl and projections with lines oriented toward the point on the other pipebowl. The stem is decorated with bands of paired triangles in a bowtie shape.