Smoking and Drinking

By Victoria Rovine
University of Florida (formerly University of Iowa)

Cameroon; Bamum peoples

Pipe

Wood, brass, ceramic

L. 57.15 cm (22 ½”)

The University of Iowa Museum of Art, The Stanley Collection, X1986.42

This pipe is decorated with abstract designs and a human face in a style broadly characteristic of Bamum artists; the head at the base of the pipe resembles some Bamum mask types. The pipe may, however, have been made by an artist from a neighboring kingdom.