Mangbetu. <em>Hair Ornament</em>, late 19th or early 20th century. Ivory, pigment, 8 7/16 x 3/8 in. (21.4 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.697. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.697_PS6.jpg)

Hair Ornament


Medium: Ivory, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 8 7/16 x 3/8 in. (21.4 x 1 cm)



Accession Number: 22.697

Image: 22.697_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Slim, pen-shaped, ivory hair ornament, incised with 17 crosshatched bands that are filled with pigment. End that resembles a pen point has a lengthwise narrow opening through its center. Condition: Good

Brooklyn Museum