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Comb (Hair - grooming tool)

Object Number:50-21-121
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Samoa Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Length: 29.4 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Charles J. Moore, 1950
Other Number:L-9-121 - Other Number

Description

Wooden. Worn as an ornament in the hair. It is carved a jour in very thin wood, in a design consisting mainly of halved lozenges above a starlike figure having 16 rays or branches. The top consists of three slender pointed finials, the central one of serpentine form with two "legs:.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Five Thousand Years of Vanity (06 Jan 1944 - 28 Feb 1944) View Objects in Exhibition

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