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Comb

ca. 1920

Tortoise shell

18 × 14 × 6.5 cm (7 1/16 × 5 1/2 × 2 9/16 in.)
Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus Collection, Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2006.4.387
This comb is carved with roosters and deer, motifs that also appear in textiles from east Sumba.
Geography: 
Made in Sumba, Indonesia
Culture: 
Sumba
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Apparel/Costume
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: Robert J. Holmgren and Anita E. Spertus, New York. (Acquired before 1981) First Known Collector: Harmen

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