comb with two figures perched atop a square base with concave sides and patterning; ten pointed teeth attached at bottom of base; figure on left has a round head with vertical rows of hair; eyes are oval and mouth is small and partially open; the left figure's shoulders are pointed, with arms at side and hands resting on upper torso; figure has protruding breasts and belly button; the torso is decorated with four diamond-shaped carvings; the figure's hips are wide-se; the figure's knees protrude out into space with legs and feet resting against the base of the comb; the figure on the right has similar features, but hair is represented by horizontal rows, arms are less rigidly bent and thus hands rest easily on lower belly; the figure on the right also has torso decorated with diamond-shaped carvings; from behind the figures' buttocks are visible at top of base; entire piece is the reddish tan hue of the wood

Comb, mid 20th century

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Gift of Raymond A. and Ruth A. Reisterexpand_more  2015.62.35

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Title
Comb
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.62.35
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comb with two figures perched atop a square base with concave sides and patterning; ten pointed teeth attached at bottom of base; figure on left has a round head with vertical rows of hair; eyes are oval and mouth is small and partially open; the left figure's shoulders are pointed, with arms at side and hands resting on upper torso; figure has protruding breasts and belly button; the torso is decorated with four diamond-shaped carvings; the figure's hips are wide-se; the figure's knees protrude out into space with legs and feet resting against the base of the comb; the figure on the right has similar features, but hair is represented by horizontal rows, arms are less rigidly bent and thus hands rest easily on lower belly; the figure on the right also has torso decorated with diamond-shaped carvings; from behind the figures' buttocks are visible at top of base; entire piece is the reddish tan hue of the wood