comb carved to have head of woman wearing a headdress, which meets at point with top scooped away; there is a hollow space in the middle; head is upside down triangle; nose and eyebrows are connected, forming a palm-tree-like shape; eyes are lopsided circles that are divided in two; mouth is simple indentation; left cheek has a series of dots that form square, the right cheek has a slanted pointed ellipse; ears are flat and stick out from the side of the head; neck is long and thin with rings carved into it and a rosary hanging from it; from the neck down is the comb; top is square, with small scoops taken out of each side; figure has small, raised breasts; flat square is sectioned into a square grid pattern; every other square has an "X" through it; square separates at the bottom into the thick teeth of the comb; head is a dark, black wood, while the bottom is a light honey-colored wood

Comb, c. 1900

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Gift of Raymond A. and Ruth A. Reisterexpand_more  2015.62.2

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Title
Comb
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.62.2
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comb carved to have head of woman wearing a headdress, which meets at point with top scooped away; there is a hollow space in the middle; head is upside down triangle; nose and eyebrows are connected, forming a palm-tree-like shape; eyes are lopsided circles that are divided in two; mouth is simple indentation; left cheek has a series of dots that form square, the right cheek has a slanted pointed ellipse; ears are flat and stick out from the side of the head; neck is long and thin with rings carved into it and a rosary hanging from it; from the neck down is the comb; top is square, with small scoops taken out of each side; figure has small, raised breasts; flat square is sectioned into a square grid pattern; every other square has an "X" through it; square separates at the bottom into the thick teeth of the comb; head is a dark, black wood, while the bottom is a light honey-colored wood