Clay pipe (smoking)

These are very early pipes and were made at the same time as enslaved Africans were first taken to Virginia to work on tobacco plantations. The small bowls show that tobacco was still quite expensive. As the popularity of smoking grew, ever more enslaved people were transported across the Atlantic.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit
Common Name
clay pipe (smoking)
Simple Name
clay pipe (smoking)
Period Classification
Post Medieval (1500-1750)

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clay pipe bowl