comb (hair ornament)

Tortoise shell comb hair ornament, more or less flat, with 10 teeth, two of them broken off, and an openwork upper part similar to that of a Spanish comb with a lyre-shaped motif at the centre and zig zag outer edges.

‘Wellcome’ catalogue card information found in archives of the Department of Africa, Oceania and The Americas at The British Museum on 5 October 2016 by Alison South. Scanned copy of card in ‘Wellcome’ section of the Horniman Historical files Accessions No. (Stores) 100,527 Classification XX Group Section COS Initials in top right hand corner H.M.M. Description of object COMB Tortoiseshell, top fret in conventional design. 7 ¾� X 5 ¾�. From the collection of Mr. S.J. Gray, who married the daughter of the Chief of Savali, Samoa. Bought of St. 498/21/x/30. (Mr. Stow). Value 15/- At present Case No. 3189 To be placed K

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