Cameroon Grasslands Pipe without Stem

Clay pipe bowl depicting a man with ornate styled hair stroking his chin with his left hand.  It had been referred to as "The Judge"  The pipe would have proclaimed the owner's status and rank in the hierarchy of his group.  During the 1940's, the use of pipes declined as cigarettes became more popular.  This pipe was collected by Gilbert Schneider in Cameroon who with his wife were missionaries in Northwest Cameroon between 1947 and 1961. Stem of pipe not pictured.To read more about Gilbert Schneider Click here.

L.4½" : W. 2½" : H. 5¾"

c.  1st half 20th C
Sold #7355

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