|Place||Africa: South Africa|
|Object type||Personal Equipment|
|Physical description||Plastic, Silver-plated Metal, Wood|
|Date made||c 1899-1902|
South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Carved wooden pipe : Boer prisoner of war
'Oom Paul' type briar pipe carved in captivity by a Boer prisoner of war. The bowl of the pipe has been carved so that the coat of arms of the South African Republic appear in relief inside a circle, with the words 'ANGLO-BOER WAR 1899 190? MADE B(?) B-P-O-W' appearing around it. The stem is detached from the bowl.
This pipe was the property of the donor's father, but how it came to be in his possession is unknown. As he was a GP, it may have been a gift from a patient who had a Boer War connection.