Comb
Timor, Indonesia
19th Century

This gorgeous comb from the Lesser Sunda Islands is carved from buffalo horn. The top of the comb is beautifully decorated with heart shaped faces and archaic open form iconography that has been influenced by the ancient Dong-Son culture. The bottom portion elegantly fans out with five intact tines. The natural variation of colors in this medium over time has become enhanced through excessive handling.

Height: 6.5 inches / 16.5 cm
IN 10-5-17 / Price on request

 

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