Sunday, July 24, 2016

Nubian Prince

A most unusual pipe, considering the amount, degree and unusual type of decor applied, such as brass and semi-precious jewels. This (we assume) Nubian male must have been a well regarded nobleman. 

 Notice the open mouth and the several teeth? This is an indicator of a more deft hand at work.

The pipe was one of more than 200 pieces auctioned at Torino, Italy (http://www.SANCARLOASTE.IT/), at the end of March 2012.