Mangbetu. <em>Awl or Hair Ornament</em>, late 19th or early 20th century. Ivory,  copper, 9 1/16in. (23cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 56.6.53. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 56.6.53_PS6.jpg)

Awl or Hair Ornament


Medium: Ivory, copper

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 9 1/16in. (23cm)



Accession Number: 56.6.53

Image: 56.6.53_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Ivory awl or hair ornament. Hair pin, ivory, copper end incised with two lizard-like motifs, cross-hatching and rings, rim slightly bent.

Brooklyn Museum