- Museum number
Comb made of bamboo. The upper part is roughly triangular in shape, the sides of which are edged with two parallel lines of incised zigzags and the lower part decorated with several parallel zigzag lines. Seven teeth cut from the solid.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1846)
Height: 21.50 centimetres
Width: 3.50 centimetres
Depth: 1.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Description from Extracts from the British and Medieval Register 1757-1878, p.82:
3. Another [comb of bamboo], ornamented head, length 8 ½ in. Errobb, Darnley Island.
Marked in ink on the front:
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2009 20 Mar-23 Aug, Australian National Maritime Museum, Charles Darwin: voyages and ideas that shook the world
- Vertical groove missing from the outer surface of the bamboo. Small holes on the upper part of the reverse.
Object frozen Sept. 2009
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- B & M Extracts: 'Presented by Lieutenant Ince of H.M. Ship Fly, 1846'
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number