- Museum number
Comb made of moose "horn" (antler). Engraved with azizzag Lightening like line, and formerly decorated with red pigment, 'New England' in black 19th century letters on front.
- Production date
- 1753 (before)
Length: 40 centimetres
Width: 17 centimetres
- Curator's comments
see Rayna Green (ed) `The British Museum Encyclopaedia of Native North America' British Museum Press, 1999. see JCH King `First peoples, First contacts' British Museum Press, 1999. An antler comb with a lateral handle from Conestoga Town, PA, is illustrated in B C Kent 'Susquehanna's Indians', Harrisburg, PA, 1984, p. 178 (middle bottom image).
See Ralph T Coe 'Sacred Circles' 1976 p 94
- On display (G26/dc1)
- Exhibition history
1976-1977 7 Oct-16 Jan, London, The Hayward Gallery
1977 16 Apr-19 Jun, Kansas City, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Sacred Circles: 2,000 Years of North American Indian Art
1982-1987 Jun-Jan, Museum of Mankind, Thunderbird and Lightning: Indian Life in North America, 1600-1900
1999 25 Jun-Present, BM Room 26; Gallery of North America, Case: "The Northeastern Woodlands"
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1753D10.758 (old CDMS no.)