Smoking pipe - Bronze, Snakeskin, Wood - Sénoufo - Côte d'Ivoire

Smoking pipe - Bronze, Snakeskin, Wood - Sénoufo - Côte d'Ivoire
2nd half 20th century

An impressive Bwa snakeskin pipe.

L= 50 cm H= 15 cm on custom makde metal and wood stand

Large, African pipe of wood with bronze animal amulets and wrapped in snakeskin. Complete with bowl.

Used a shaman's ceremonial pipe. Often attributed to Senufo of the early 20th century, but I see more Bwa or Bobo masks on the rings . Ten long-horned animal heads are wrapped around the pipe.

In good vintage condition, with wear. The pipe was never used.

Collected in the 70's by a private collector in Antwerp. Estimated age: 1960-70's

Lot details
Smoking pipe
Ethnic group/ culture
Region/ country
Côte d'Ivoire
Bronze, Snakeskin, Wood
2nd half 20th century
Sold with stand
50×5×3 cm
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