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24 - Large very rare warriors hair comb reddish/brown 18TH Cent

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24 - Large and very rare warriors hair comb in reddish/brown hard wood dating from 18th century. Possibly Tongan or Samoan. Finely carved hardwood (1 piece of wood) . The top of the comb looks like a stylised cross. Central panel is carved on one side with zigzag geometric designs and on the other side is carved with nearly opposite lines. Long teeth at the bottom of the comb some missing ends. 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 (no written provenance). Naval dirk also listed for sale on this site. The comb measures just under 10 inches/25.2 cm long and 7 cm / just over 3 inches wide at widest point.

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