- Museum number
Ceremonial fish-shaped composite comb, of mauve and natural colour; made of cane teeth in a wooden handle, bound with cotton and bark. Worn by men at the conferring of the girl's name ceremony.
Length: 29.50 centimetres
Width: 10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Register 1956:
Composite comb, of mauve & natural colour cane teeth in a wooden handle, bound with cotton & bark.
1-49 & 154 [Am1956,08.1-49 &154]: Cherente Indians, Brazil. Central Brazil, N. Goias, between Río Tocantins and Río do Sono. Linguistic family, Gê.
40 [Am1956,08.40]: "Ceremonial comb, representing a fish, worn by men at the conferring of the girl's name 'Tpedí' ?"
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Used at: Ritos de Paso
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number