Mangbetu. <em>Hairpin</em>, late 19th or early 20th century. Ivory, pigment, 7 11/16 x 1/2 in. (19.5 x 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.749. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.749_side_PS5.jpg)



Medium: Ivory, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 7 11/16 x 1/2 in. (19.5 x 1.3 cm)


Accession Number: 22.749

Image: CUR.22.749_side_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Hairpin with an end that is an open ring. A long section of the shaft below the ring is open lengthwise. The shaft, from under the open ring to a short distance below the lengthwise opening, is decorated with 24 evenly spaced, engraved crosshatched bands. The object shows surface wear. Condition: Good

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