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CULTURE Possibly Luba
MEDIUM Wood, beads
DIMENSIONS 4 5/16 x 1 3/8 in. (11 x 3.5 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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CAPTION Possibly Luba. Comb. Wood, beads, 4 5/16 x 1 3/8 in. (11 x 3.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1473. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE front, CUR.22.1473_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A carved dark brown wooden comb with four tapering teeth. The top carved solid panel, which ends in a curve, is a little over half the entire length of the comb. White, blue and red beads are randomly embedded, and adhered by a dark brown substance to the top portion of the comb. Condition: the outside teeth are broken off at the ends. One third of beads on the top portion are missing.
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