International Museum Week – Day 1
7 June 2021
Once upon a time ... in a land far from here, there was an Indian who had found a plant in the jungle that smelled wonderful when burned. He made a hollow tube in clay, baked it as ceramic. Stuffed with the crushed leaves he could burn and inhale the smoke. The tobacco pipe was born. This 'tubular pipe' from Central America dates from the first centuries of our era and is one of the earliest examples.
More info on APM 19.821