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Pipe, D62.2032

Physical Description

Clay, fired at low temperature. Smoking pipe, likely for tobacco. Clay smoking pipe. Black. Interior of bowl is conical shaped decreasing in diameter from lip to base. Exterior of bowl is slightly hour glass shaped with upper 1/3 narrowing down to middle third (waist?) which is made of two parallel 'bulging' rings circumscribing the bowl with the bottom 1/3 slightly flared and decorated with horizontal 'notched' lines. The exterior top side of the lip is decorated with a series of 'V' 'nests' repeating themselves symmetrically around the circumference. A slightly depressed area intersects vertically the bottom 1/3 'lines' pattern extending under base of bowl. The bowl stem extends from the base upwards at roughly a 40 degree angle. The stem is short and generally round (very slightly flattened) with no decoration. Pipe bowl and bowl stem are all one construction. General appearance is of an unused pipe bowl, in good condition.

Research Notes

Dec. Ornamental pipe bowl Sth. Nigeria. Coll. by Rev W.R. Fleming. Collected by, Locality, southern Nigeria Miss Fleming Joel A. Vanderburg 22 February, 2011 ? Consistent with original description of being from S. Nigeria. No current means to confirm or deny such. Smoking pipes found throughout Nigeria. Clay, fired at low temperature. Smoking pipe, likely for tobacco. Clay smoking pipe. Black. Interior of bowl is conical shaped decreasing in diameter from lip to base. Exterior of bowl is slightly hour glass shaped with upper 1/3 narrowing down to middle third (waist?) which is made of two parallel 'bulging' rings circumscribing the bowl with the bottom 1/3 slightly flared and decorated with horizontal 'notched' lines. The exterior top side of the lip is decorated with a series of 'V' 'nests' repeating themselves symmetrically around the circumference. A slightly depressed area intersects vertically the bottom 1/3 'lines' pattern extending under base of bowl. The bowl stem extends from the base upwards at roughly a 40 degree angle. The stem is short and generally round (very slightly flattened) with no decoration. Pipe bowl and bowl stem are all one construction. General appearance is of an unused pipe bowl, in good condition. ? Height from outside of base to top of lip = approx. 58.1mm. Diameter at outside of lip = approx. 47.8mm. Outside diameter at base = approx. 30.9mm. Thickness of bowl at lip = approx. 10.6mm. Length of stem (underside) from lip to base = approx. 35.6mm. Thickness of stem at lip = approx. 6.5mm. —Joel A Vanderburg

Provenance

Collected by Rev W Fleming

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 55 x 46 x 72mm

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