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men's comb
  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • men's comb, late 1800s–1914
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • wood, staining, carving, incising
  • Object Height/Width: 15.5 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 1/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0839

This is a comb with a four-legged animal figure, possibly a baboon, on top. The rectangle on which the baboon stands is decorated on either side with irregular shapes of parallel lines. It is dark brown.