condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white
discuss document export feedback print share gallery-landscape xml

comb

On display
human history
14723.3

Images and documents

Images

Artefact

  • Display location

    Pacific Masterpieces

  • Credit Line
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 14723.3
  • Public Access Text

    Hair-combs in the Pacific are worn as personal decoration and markers of status, mainly by men but sometimes by women. Fresh flowers and feathers are often added to the hairstyle. Comb designs are usually very distinctive of each culture or island.

  • Collection
  • Place
  • Media/Materials
  • Measurement Reading

    185mm

    170mm (This object was measured as part of a Light Sensitivity gallery survey, undertaken by Sabine Weik in G62 Pacific Masterpieces gallery, on 13.1.2015 (MPH 05/11/2015).)

    70mm (This object was measured as part of a Light Sensitivity gallery survey, undertaken by Sabine Weik in G62 Pacific Masterpieces gallery, on 13.1.2015 (MPH 05/11/2015).)

  • Classification
  • Media/Materials Notes

    This object was assessed as part of the Light Sensitivity Gallery Survey in G62 Pacific Masterpieces.

    This object was assessed as part of the Light Sensitivity Gallery Survey in G62 Pacific Masterpieces.

  • Last Update
    04 Oct 2018
The development of the Auckland War Memorial Museum online collection is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

The gift of curiosity

With unlimited free entry to all paid exhibitions, discounted event tickets and exclusive Member-only events, a Museum Membership is the gift that keeps on giving year-round.

SEE OPTIONS FROM $60

The gift of curiosity