Mangbetu. <em>Hair Ornament</em>, late 19th or early 20th century. Ivory, pigment, 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.705. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.705_PS6.jpg)

Hair Ornament


Medium: Ivory, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)



Accession Number: 22.705

Image: 22.705_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
One-piece hair ornament, carved so the top section overlaps the lower section. The widest end is flat and flared and gradually tapers down to the other end which is pointed. The hair ornament is engraved with five bands of fine black crosshatching filled in with black color: three in the top section and two in the bottom. Condition is good; traces of red pigment.

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