Bamum Pipe

Bamum Pipe
Bamum Pipe

Artist: Unknown Bamum artist

Name: pipe

Origin: Bamum people of Cameroon

Made of: wood, natural bamboo-like reed, beeswax

Dimensions: H: 12.6” (32cm) W: 3.5”( 9cm)

From: Gift of Dr. Oliver E. and Pamela F. Cobb, 2009

Accession no. 2009.02.006

On display in the PLU’s Mortvedt Library (2nd floor)


Description: An ornately carved wooden pipe with a wood and reed-like mouthpiece held in place by beeswax. The figure depicted on the bowl of the pipe is of a male with scarification on its large puffed out cheeks.