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  • Native Arctic peoples
  • comb, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Alaska, United States or Canada
  • wood, carving
  • Object Height/Width: 8 x 3.5 cm width is nose to butt
    Object Height/Width: 3 1/8 x 1 3/8 in width is nose to butt
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1291

The small wooden comb has a four legged animal on top. It is probably a hoofed animal, but there are antlers/horns visible or a tail (possibly a caribou).