hair comb

Chokwe people

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This is one of the many personal items from Central Africa. Hair combs not only served their utilitarian purpose of hair care, but were objects of prestige passed on from generation to generation. This example probably belonged to men.

Object Information

culture
Chokwe people
creation date
late 19th century - mid-20th century
materials
wood, leather, metal
dimensions
5-1/2 x 2-1/4 x 1/2 in.
accession number
2002.148
credit line
Roger G. Wolcott Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
African Art
colors

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