Anthropomorphic Pipe (Boka)
Arts of Africa
Wood, copper alloy, iron, vegetable material
late 19th or early 20th century
10 3/4 x 3 x 6 3/4in. (27.3 x 7.6 x 17.1cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Tobacco pipe of carved, brown-stained hard wood made in three parts: 1) Bowl carved out of head that has scarification markings and coiffure; 2) Three tubes from head to third part, all bound with copper stripping; 3) Unconventional body that has breasts carved on top and lower body carved as a single form with decorative crosshatching on the upper surface and a hole at the end. Pipe shows use with traces of tobacco in bowl. Surface wear.
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Ngbaka. Anthropomorphic Pipe (Boka), late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, copper alloy, iron, vegetable material, 10 3/4 x 3 x 6 3/4in. (27.3 x 7.6 x 17.1cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1245. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.1245_PS2.jpg)
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