Table pipe in the shape of an eagle 's head
This pipe bowl is beautifully shaped as an eagle's head made of three materials. To begin with, the crown of a deer antler with its irregular surface gives a base or foot to the object, in addition to an exotic touch. The actual pipe bowl is made of a hard dark brown tropical wood. The carving has some Art Deco characteristics, such as the combination with an ivory beak, which in addition to the glass eyes, gives a lifelike accent to the bird. The pipe can be smoked by placing it on a table and using a flexible hose and mouthpiece. It is not known where this artistic object came into being, it can be anywhere, but at least in a place where people had great craftsmanship.
Amsterdam Pipe Museum APM 20.327Permalink