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Comb (Hair - grooming tool)

Object Number:37-22-171
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Length: 31 cm
Width: 6.7 cm
Credit Line:Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number:21 - Collector Number


The handle proper has the form of a baluster standing, inverted on a transverse oval carved with a palmette in a ring flanked by two groups of radiating lines. Below this is a rectangle bearing two rows of deeply concave scale-like elements. From the rectangle issue the usual six prongs. See 37-22-164.


[Catalogue, Exhibition] Curnow, Kathy. 2014. At Home In Africa: Design, Beauty and Pleasing Irregularity in Domestic Settings.. Cleveland. The Galleries at Cleveland State University. pg. 286 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 60/Fig. 4-18View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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