Luba. <em>Water Pipe</em>, 19th century. Wood, leather, clay, 23 x 3 3/4 x 9 in. (58.4 x 9.5 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 22.1108a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.1108a-b_PS2.jpg)

Water Pipe


Medium: Wood, leather, clay

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 23 x 3 3/4 x 9 in. (58.4 x 9.5 x 22.9 cm)



Accession Number: 22.1108a-b

Image: 22.1108a-b_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Carved wooden water pipe and bowl straddled by a beautifully carved female figure with elongated torso. Body symbolically cicatrized in traditional style. Modelled arms with hands below small breasts; columnar neck surmounted by carefully carved head; coiffure bound up in cross-shaped framework. Wood worn and patinated; clay bowl has been repaired.

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