Mangbetu. <em>Hairpin</em>, late 19th or early 20th century. Ivory, 7 1/16 x 3/8 in. (18 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1605. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.1605_PS6.jpg)



Medium: Ivory

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 7 1/16 x 3/8 in. (18 x 1 cm)



Accession Number: 22.1605

Image: 22.1605_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
One end of the hairpin has a flat open ring; the other comes to a point. Through the central area of the shaft are two lengthwise openings. From under the ring of the hairpin to a short distance below the lengthwise openings in the shaft, are nine incised crosshatched bands filled with pigment for decoration. Condition: Good; end of ring has chips.

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