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Beard comb

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Artist Unknown

Date

early 20th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G254
Beard comb, Artist Unknown
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Medium: Accessories | Ivory
Size: 2 1/4 x 1 5/16 x 1/4 in. (5.72 x 3.33 x 0.64 cm)
Creation Place: Africa, Somalia, East Africa region
Culture: Africa, Somalia, East Africa region
Style: 20th century
Physical Description: tiny comb with rounded top with finial-like protrusion; hole in top for wearing as a pendant; incised designs--same on each side--of zigzag bands, straight and curved bands and cross hatched zigzags
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Norman Gabrick Endowment for African Art
Accession Number: 2010.4
Artist: Artist Unknown, French, 1485 - about 1556
Role: Artist
Nationality: French
Life Dates: French, 1485 - about 1556
Added to Site: March 13, 2010