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human history
  • Common Name
    body adornments / ornaments
  • Other Name

    wooden comb (descriptive name)

  • Description

    Made from wood, this composite comb is secured in two places with cotton. The heru is very worn and deteriorated, with some loss to the teeth, which are flat and tapered at the point. There are five intact teeth.

  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
  • Other Id

    37319 (ethnology)

    2421 (Taonga Database)

  • Department
Heru, 37319

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  • Last Update
    31 Mar 2023

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