Dark wooden comb (hair pick) with ten round teeth that are worn at the ends and two teeth have splintered off. The comb's handle is partially broken. It has an intricate geometric design carved into the surface that is visible on both sides of the handle.
Possibly an Akan Prestige Comb from Northern Ghana. Combs found in Northern Ghana tend to use geographic shapes after Islamic influence for two centuries.
|Dimensions||W-2.5 L-5 inches|
|Collection||African Art Collection|
Africa--Social life and customs.
Rites & ceremonies