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