I got contacted the other day by someone who was handling the estate of an elderly art collector. The entire collection is African with one exception, the panel pipe shown above, and with more pictures below. The person is looking for some basic information about these pipes and I suppose they will be charged with its disposition. They contacted me thinking I might know something about them because I have posted about such pipes before, but of course I am just an archaeologist and make posts about a lot of things of which I am largely ignorant.
I’ve given them contact information for someone who actually does know but in the meantime they said it would be ok to post these pictures here and see what the readers have to say.