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Comb (Hair - grooming tool)

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

Description

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.

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