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Ceremonial Pipe – Wood- Bakongo- Congo


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Stylistic well carved wooden pipe from the Bakongo people of DR Congo. T

At its height during the second half of the nineteenth century,  aristocrats surrounded themselves with a wide variety of finely crafted boxes, jars, stools, pipes, musical instruments and weapons. This distinctive tradition of anthropomorphic sculpture developed around 1900. Although such forms predate the colonial presence, European patrons greatly increased the demand for them.
Pipes adorned with such elaborately carved tobacco bowls were the prerogative of the Bakongo ruling aristocracy.

Provenance: Manfred Schäfer collection, ex- gallery owner from Ulm, Germany.

Including professional custom made stand.

Object Ceremonial Pipe
Ethnic group: Mangbetu
Country: DR Congo
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Mid 20th century
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 34x10x7 cm
Weight: 600 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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