Improving African Futures Using Lessons from the Past

Clay smoking pipe, Site A212, 2001


Description:
A short-stemmed, locally made clay smoking pipe, 4 views (1: front; 2: side view, pipe bowl on left; 3: stem end; 4: top, looking into pipe bowl). Pipes like this were inspired by those used by America's First Peoples from whom Europeans learned about tobacco. Europeans introduced tobacco smoking to West Africa during the early centuries of trans-Atlantic trade. This pipe's straight-sided cylindrical bowl has a flat, circular base with traces of red pigment. The bowl's rim has broken away. The stem joins the bowl above the base (referred to as a "double-angled" form). The stem flares slightly outward toward its rim. The stem's lip shows traces of red paint. The pipe's surface is unevenly blackened. The bowl is decorated with incised lines. Two horizontal lines bound a zone of repeated "X" incisions marked by traces of red pigment. Photo scale in cm. Site A212. 18 February, 2001.
Rights:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial
Publisher:
University of Victoria Libraries
Provenance:
A212, Mound 1, Unit 1, Level 10
Date:
2001-02-18
Location(s) Facet:
Site A212
Subjects Facet:
Tobacco pipes; Pottery; Artifacts (Antiquities)
Identifier:
SF A212 01-169
Creator:
Dr. Ann B. Stahl
Contributors:
Dr. N. Leith Smith
Date searchable:
2001
Date searchable:
2001-02-18
Genre Facet:
Digital image
Source:
Dr. Ann B. Stahl
Location(s):
A212;8.337343, -2.45727
Commentary:
Composite photo made using Adobe Photoshop 2020
Geographic Coordinates:
8.337343, -2.45727