Ki (Smoking Pipe)
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Ki (Smoking Pipe)19th century - 20th century
Sculpted and fired terracotta
5.5 x 2.5 x 3.25 in. (13.97 x 6.35 x 8.255 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.5.49
Other Number(s): 82-12 (Neufeld Collection Number)
Geography: Africa, Cameroon
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Personal Gear; Smoking & Recreational Drug Equipment
Culture/Nationality: Bamileke, Cameroonian, Central African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection
Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keywordThis object has the following keywords:
- African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- Cameroonian - Style and culture of the nation of Cameroon, lying at the junction of western and central Africa.
- Central African - Styles and cultures from a wide region of Africa that straddles the Equator and is drained largely by the Congo River system.
- pipe bowls - The rounded ends of tobacco smoking pipes. These are often found as separate components during archeological excavations.
- pipes - Devices consisting of a tube with a bowl at one end and a mouthpiece at the other; used for smoking tobacco, opium, and other substances.
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Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
Ownership End Date: 7/18/1991
Comparanda ListThe following Comparanda exist for this object:
- "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0170429.
- "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0170016.
- Paul Gebauer, "Cameroon Tobacco Pipes." African Arts 5, no. 2 (Winter 1972): 28-30, Figure Number: 7, 11.
Related Bibliography ListThe following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
- Paul Gebauer, Art of Cameroon (Portland, Oregon and New York, New York: Portland Art Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979), 249-253, 343-353.
- Paul Gebauer, "Cameroon Tobacco Pipes." African Arts 5, no. 2 (Winter 1972): 28-35.
- Tamara Northern, The Sign of the Leopard : Beaded Art of Cameroon : a Loan Exhibition from the Cameroon Collections of the Linden-Museum Stuttgard (Connecticut: Storrs : William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, 1975), 102-114, 124-125.
- "ÌMỌ̀ DÁRA." (Accessed May 10, 2020): Imodara.com. https://www.imodara.com/discover/cameroon-bamum-ki-smoking-pipe/.
- Jonathan Fine, "Selling Authenticity in the Bamum Kingdom in 1929–1930." African Arts 49, no. 2 (Summer 2016): https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1162/AFAR_a_00286.
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