Comb (Hair - grooming tool)


From: Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF872
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Bakete
Provenience Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo
Section African
Materials Wood
Technique Carved

Seventeen pronged wooden comb prongs fanning outward; prongs are held together by five horizontally placed braided fibers tjat encircle entire piece; in between part of prong is some type of caked material (mud?, plant fiber?)

Similiar to AF870, AF871

Length 8 cm
Width 5.8 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number 430 - Other Number

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