Bone comb from New Zealand (Cook's first voyage)

This long object, made of smooth bone, is an ornamental comb. It belonged to the son of a Maori chief in New Zealand: the drawing alongside shows how it was worn. This drawing was made in 1769 by Sydney Parkinson, an artist on Captain Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific. He drew the young Maori wearing both the comb and a bone pendant.

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