Head Comb

Production date
Unknown
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
Gulf of Papua New Guinea
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Description
Cassowary bone comb, two pronged, incised geometric decoration on grid.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander comb
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Measurements
L220 x W22 mm
Media/Materials description
Cassowary bone.
History and use
Melanesian men are more likely than women to wear hair combs as part of their ceremonial dress. Worn mainly as dance ornaments, these combs are now commonly sold to tourists and serve a more everyday function.
Registration number
E5283

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