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Item Details
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Culture
Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola, Chokwe, late 19th century
Title
Mortar
Work Type
Sculpture
Date
late 1800s
Material
wood, metal, fiber
Measurements
Overall: 22.5 x 8.4 x 13.8 cm (8 7/8 x 3 5/16 x 5 7/16 in.)
Description
Tobacco, introduced into Africa in the 16th century, became the prerogative of leaders. As patrons of the arts, Chokwe chiefs commissioned elaborate pipes and mortars as part of their court regalia for display during public gatherings.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: African Art
Department: African Art
Gift of Katherine C. White
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1978.28_full.tif
SSID
24614180

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