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Three Ornamental Hair Combs from the Solomon Islands

Auction:
3185B
Lot:
68
Sold for:
$738$600

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 01, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Three Ornamental Hair Combs from the Solomon Islands, 19th century, possibly Malaita Island, many segments of dried coconut-leaf midrib, bound together by a decorative lashing of fine coconut fiber in two shades, held by a fine woven band at the middle of the comb, (some loss), lg. 10 1/4, 8 1/2, and 7 3/4 in.
Estimate $700-900

The combs have some missing teeth; one has ten, one has sever, and one has two tines missing or broken


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Solomon Islands, Agriculture, Archaeplastida, Coconut, Comb, Crops, Hairdressing, Malaita, Tropics

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