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A nine-toothed comb topped with an anthropomorphic head. The neck and forehead of the 'face' have been decorated with rings of copper wire. The top of the comb is decorated with four rows of geometrical shapes in the front and two rows in the back. 
Comb
1895 – 1905
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
1987/1.154
This image shows a line drawing of a standing figure. The figure has a large comb coming from the top of their head drawn with fanned-out lines and little circles along the top and wears a dress with a triangular pattern. He/she has arrows pointing downwards for arms. There are a few horizontal lines directly below and behind the figure to indicate shadow. The letter "K" is found at the bottom of the page, within the print plate and handwritten signature of the artist appears next to it. Below that is a horizontal line with the print edition and date in the lower left and the title of the work in the lower right.
Paul Klee (Swiss)
Die Hexe mit dem Kamm
1922
Museum Purchase
1950/1.170
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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