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23- Large and very rare warriors hair comb dating from 18th cent

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23- Large and very rare warriors hair comb dating from 18th century. Possibly Tongan or Samoan. Finely carved hardwood (1 piece of wood) with geometric circle designs. Long teeth at the bottom and small  teeth at the top. 3 tips of the long teeth have broken off and some teeth broken from the top. This item came in with a collection of ethnographic artefacts and weapons brought back by a young lieutenant from one of the accompanying ships of captain cooks voyage ,The Endever ?(no written provenance). Naval dirk also listed for sale on this site. The comb measures 10.2 inches/ 25 cm long by 3 inches / 9 cm wide (at widest point).






This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 09 December, 2012.