Comb (Hair - grooming tool)


From: Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 37-22-171
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Sherbro
Provenience Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island
Section African
Materials Wood

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.

Length 31 cm
Width 6.7 cm
Credit Line Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number 21 - Collector Number

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