Comb (Hair - grooming tool)


From: Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island | Shengge

Curatorial Section: African

Object Number 37-22-164
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Sherbro
Provenience Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island | Shengge
Section African
Materials Wood

Six prongs issuing from a flat half-oval with incised decoration of two crosses separated by a diagonal band of zigzag enclosed between two straight lines. The handle is of a flattened hour-glass shape. These combs are not worn as ornaments, but are employed in hair-dressing.

Length 30.3 cm
Width 7.6 cm
Credit Line Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number unknown - Collector Number

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