Comb (Hair - grooming tool)


From: United States of America | North Carolina | Cherokee

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 70-9-796
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cherokee | Eastern Band
Provenience United States of America | North Carolina | Cherokee
Culture Area Southeast Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood

Comb tapers slightly from top to teeth; upper portion is solid band of wood with portion below it deeply recessed with openwork through to the back of comb; 19 teeth, each tapering to a point at the bottom. Written in ink on back of comb: "Cherokee, N.C.". Object found in drawer with other material from Pennypacker collection.

Condition: Good. To Registrar's for freezing 3/91.

Length 7.5 cm
Width 8.5 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Samuel Pennypacker, 1970

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