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This wooden comb includes 11 large teeth, one of which has broken off. Its handle includes a rectangular section with multiple bands of diagonal, incised lines. This rectangular section along with the teeth of the comb visually form an abstracted body for the delicately carved head, which sits atop the handle. The head itself bears fine facial features as evidenced by its straight mouth and narrow eyes with large, round orbits.  
Lunda (Lunda (culture or style))
Comb
1895 – 1955
Museum Purchase assisted by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1971/2.46
This wooden comb, or <em>cisakulo,</em> is composed of six long teeth and an anthropomorphic support. Its handle includes a rectangular section with multiple bands of diagonal, incised lines. This section along with the teeth of the comb visually form an abstracted body for the delicately carved head, which sits atop the handle. These lined motifs as well as the fine facial features are similar to those found in the figural carvings of the neighboring Chokwe; the striated turbanesque coiffure, however, is distinctly characteristic of the Lwena style.
Lwena (Lwena)
Comb
1875 – 1885
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.203
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