Pipe bowl - 2013.44.17_1


Pipe bowl

Maker: Unidentified artist
Geography: Bamessing (Nsei), Cameroon
Date: 1960-1990
9 x 7 x 7 cm
Object number: 2013.44.17
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the ROM Research Endowment Fund
Not on view
DescriptionElaborately carved pipe head in the shape of a juju (masked spiritual being from the forest that appears in all community celebrations) or monkey head. Pipes such as this were exclusively used by men and most often owned by title holders and notables. The Fombah compound where this pipe was allegedly dug out is known for the skill of its male and female potters. It is possible that this pipe belonged to a member of the family.
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