Pipe - 2012.62.29.1_1_3K

2012.62.29.1_1_3K

Pipe

Maker: Unidentified Moor or Western Tuareg artist
Medium:Brass, zinc, ebony
Geography: Mauritania or Niger
Date: 1980s
Dimensions:
12.6 x 1.1 cm
Object number: 2012.62.29.1
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust Fund
Not on view
Description

Small, thin smoking pipe with narrow mouthpiece flaring progressively to the opposite end where the tobacco would be inserted. The pipe is constructed by layering strips of zinc, ebony and brass, which form a striped decorative surface. The mouthpiece is primarily zinc, while the bowl end is made from a large section of brass. This pipe was acquired together with 2012.62.29.2, a leather container designed specifically to hold it.

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