Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • Africa
  • pipe, late 1800s–1998
  • wood, metal, plastic, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 26.5 x 3 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 10 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Robert H. Brown Jr.
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3426.a,b,c

The pipe is in three pieces.
2007.3426.a is the cylindrical bowl attached to a straight stem. The top of the bowl and end of the stem have a band of metal, the bottom of the bowl is covered with metal with a small knob. The wooden parts show the bark of the tree from which it is made.
2007.3426.b is the narrower cylindrical extension of the stem that sits over the metal piece on part a.
2007.3426.c is the plastic tubular mouthpiece that slips over the end of the stem extender.