Ornamental hair comb, with a shell inlay. ; Pre 1906; 75/115/5
Ornamental hair comb, with a shell inlay.
Do you notice the design created from the pearly suface of the Chamered Nautilus shell in the this comb? As with artefacts from any culture, the skill it takes to make such an object ensures that they are recognised as art in their own right. It is thought that the ownership of certain adornments such as ththis, also indicated the wearer’s status in the community.
Pre 1906Place Made
Wood, nautilus shell
245 mm long
The comb is thought to be part of the collection presented by Archdeacon Grace for the opening of the original Museum in 1906
Collection of Te Manawa Museums TrustCredit Line
Donated by Mr J Brydon Speedy.
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