- Museum number
Comb made of a flat piece of bamboo with teeth splaying out. Top of the handle is rounded and topped with a tiny carved flat 'knob'. About half way down the handle is a horizontal band of wrapped vegetable fibre. At the base of the handle is a narrow binding of vegetable fibre. .
- Production date
Length: 31.50 centimetres
Width: 6.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Description from Extracts from the British and Medieval Register 1757-1878, p.115:
'92. Comb for backhair of head, of split bamboo, 9 teeth. Length 12 ¼ inches. From Louisiade Archipelago.'
- Not on display
- There is a light patch on the reverse of the handle, previously stuck-on label. Lower binding slightly unravelled.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From the HMS Rattlesnake expedition of 1846-1850.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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