Comb (Hair - grooming tool)


From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF5111
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 19th century CE
Section African
Materials Wood
Iconography Man | Musket | Powder Horn | Rider | Horse | Equestrian

Man on horseback. Wooden comb with eight long teeth, equestrian male figure wearing hat rider in modern European clothing carrying a musket, gunpowder flask hangd from shoulder, horse has braided harness, wide band with guilloche pattern separate carved top and teeth of comb.

Height 34.5 cm
Width 7.2 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1920
Other Number 048 - Cast Number

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