Terra-cotta pipe with wood mouth piece; back of pipe has anthropomorphic figure with bull-like head; and around bottom are 3 animal heads with horns.

Pipe, late 19th century

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Elaborately decorated tobacco pipes of terra-cotta (baked clay), brass and wood were commonly used by men in all regions of Cameroon. The decoration of the pipe was an indication of the owner’s rank in the social and political hierarchy of his community.

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Pipe
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Artist
Accession Number
96.90
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Terra-cotta pipe with wood mouth piece; back of pipe has anthropomorphic figure with bull-like head; and around bottom are 3 animal heads with horns.