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Chokwe Double Pipe  With Horse and Rider  


An Artist’s Collection VOL.1
Ovimbundu tribe, Angola, West Africa
Late 19th – early 20th century, wood and custom metal stand
6″ x 4″ x 2.5″  
Ex. David Larson collection
ex. Dave de Roche Gallery, San Fransisco
Featured in Tribal Art Magazine, p. 79,1998
ex. Christie’s London, Important Tribal Art Sale, June 1983
Additional photos available upon request
A horseman dressed in European style aprons the double stem of this carved wood pipe with metal rims to the two small circular fluted bowls, carved between two stems with a horseman, radiating lines incised on his peaked cap, carved below, with incised stem square section. This anecdotal style of pipe was created most frequently by the Ovimbundu. Notice the trick open on the left hand side. This was used by the chief so that he could consult the pipe, and control what the outcome would be
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