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Title

Tobacco pipe

collected 1963


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Place where the work was made

Wabag Enga Province Papua New Guinea


Cultural origin

Enga people


Date

collected 1963


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

bamboo, poker work


Dimensions

22.2 cm length :

0 - Whole, 22.2 cm (8 3/4")

0 - Whole, 4.2 cm, aft (open) end

4.4 cm, fore (closed) end


Credit

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

736.1979



Place

Where the work was made
Wabag

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


AC Haddon, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 'Smoking and Tobacco Pipes in New Guinea', pg. 1-278, London, 06 Jun 1946.

Paul Sillitoe, Made in Niugini: Technology in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, 'Tobacco pipes', pg. 206-212, London, 1988, 206, 218-219. See pages 206, 218-219 for similar designs and images of the production of bamboo tobacco pipes.