Museum number:

APM 2.423


prehistoric pipes


tobacco pipe


cactus shape, cooling fins


Tobacco pipe made of earthenware with a heavy convex bowl, two pointed feet under the bowl and straight flattened stem thinner to the end. Bowl outside decorated with longitudinal cooling fins like a cactus, stem over-width tracks with pressed lines. Brown clay, bowl opening and pointed stem end covered with red iron slip.


Period 300 - 600


BowlHeight3.27 in (8.3 cm)
Width2.64 in (6.7 cm)
StemLength8.86 in (22.5 cm)
Pipe type stem pipe
Pipe shape spherical
Materialpottery (ceramic)
Other materialsengobe slip (ceramic)
Oher techniquespolished
Other coloursred
Traces of use gerookt
ContinentNorth America
Region internationalCentral America
Year 1987
Provenance Tilburg, America Antigua, Ted van Dijck
Vgl. Muriel N. Porter, Pipas Precortesianas, Mexico, 1948, plaat 13B. Vergelijkbaar model, de cactus stekelig, de steel meer bandvormig versierd. Michoacan.
George A. West, Tobacco, Pipes and Smoking Customs of the American Indians, Westport, Connecticut, 1970, Dl II, p 936, afb 7. Pijp met sterke overeenkomst, de streepjes op de steel in geometrische patronen. Herkomst Michoacan, Oaxaca (Museum of American Indian, Heije Foundation).
Stichting Pijpenkabinet, ansichtkaart.
Don Duco, Een pijp naar de natuur, vormgevingsaspecten bij precolumbiaanse tabakspijpen. Amsterdam, 1995. afb 11. Dit exemplaar.
Don Duco, Aspects of designs of pre-Columbian tobacco pipes. ParisLe Livre de la Pipe 1996, /, 1996. p 74. Dit exemplaar.
Don Duco, The ubiquitos clay pipe. ParisThe Pipe Year Book 2001, /, 2001. p 53. Dit exemplaar.
Niels Gustav Bardenfleth, Kridtpiber og kridtpiberygning. Copenhagen, 2002. p 15. Dit exemplaar.
Leiden, Pijpenkabinet, permanente presentatie, vitrine etnografie, april 1987 - september 1992.
Amsterdam, Tropenmuseum, tentoonstelling "500 jaar tabakscultuur", 9 oktober 1992 - 9 oktober 1993.
Wenen, Österreichisches Tabakmuseum, tentoonstelling "Die 2000 Jährige Geschichte der Tonpfeifen", 23 juni 1994 - 10 september 1994.
Amsterdam, Pijpenkabinet, permanente presentatie, zaal, vitrine 1, 2001-2013.
Amsterdam, Amsterdam Pipe Museum, permanente presentatie, zaal, vitrine 1, v.a. 2013.

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