Ifugao Figural Pipe with Decorated Stem
This Rare Ifugao Figural pipe still has it's original wooden decorated stem. This early 20th Century piece measures just over 9" in length with the stem inserted in the figure's buttocks. There is an old drying crack in the thick back wall of the pipe's bowl but it is stable. The carved detail work on the body is magnificent, from the fine carving of the toes and fingers to the drawn back lips that expose the teeth.
These rare type seldom turn up and when they do the carved and painted stem has typically gone missing.