Comb - ROM2019_17329_57

ROM2019_17329_57

Comb

Maker: Unidentified artist
Medium:Wood
Geography: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Date: early 20th century
Dimensions:
17.2 cm
Object number: 948.2.47
Not on view
Description

Carved wooden comb with three teeth and handle in the shape of a human head with large nose and ears, a headdress with five knobs, and incised designs on the front and back. Combs such as these were used for grooming and as personal objects of status.

Collection:
Global Africa
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