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Smoking pipe - Bone, Wood, Brass - Bamum / Bamileke - Cameroon

Lot reference 28963659

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Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Smoking pipe (More lots)
Ethnic group/ culture: Bamum / Bamileke
Region/ country: Cameroon
Material: Bone, Wood, Brass
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 31×10×31 cm

Pipes made of wood, cast brass, clay or bovine bones are made with great stylistic variety.
Pipes incorporating human figures, animals and complex geometric patterns used to highlight the high status of their owners, while common men and women used to smoke small undecorated wooden or terracotta pipes.
Kings and members of royal families owned pipes with stems so long that servants and attendants were nominated to light them and to handle the hole under the bowl which regulates the air flow.
Superb patina of age.
Private collection.

- ‘Art du Cameroun’, Gebauer, Paul, Musée d'art de Portland / Metropolitan Museum of Art, ISBN 10: 0295961767, ISBN 13: 9780295961767.
- ‘Cameroun’: ‘Art And Kings’ (Musée Rietberg de Zurich): Lorenz Lorenz Homberger, Christraud M. Geary, Hans-Joachim Koloss.
Paul Holberton Editions, ISBN 10: 3907077369 ISBN 13: 9783907077368.
‘CANADIENNES: TUYAUX DE TABAC DU CAMEROUN’: PAUL GEBAUER, ‘Arts africains’, Volume 5 | Number 2 | Winter 1972, p.28-35, MIT Press Reviews.

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  • Danke, merci!!!
    keep in touch


    user-3bc844b August 23, 2019

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