pipe bowl (pipe (narcotics & intoxicants: smoking))

A green steatite pipe bowl with white, incised line decoration.

Like 3.301, 3.302i and 3.302ii are probably based on Dutch or German prototypes and are likely to be Khoikhoi (formerly called 'Hottentot') and made in the Cape. Compare with an example in the Brenthurst Collection at the Johannesburg Art Gallery (accession number JL-F-42) illustrated in Havran (1991, p 167, catalogue number 354), and with a number of pipe bowls in the smoking pipe collection formed by William Bragge, now housed in the British Museum, for example Af,Cd.13.

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