Comb - Bronze - Sisir - Tanimbar - Moluccas, Indonesia

Description
Comb - Bronze - Sisir - Tanimbar - Moluccas, Indonesia
2nd half 20th century - Good

Light bronze ceremonial comb from the Moluccas archipelago in Eastern Indonesia.

The character or Orang of this anthropomorphic comb is surrounded by two chickens, which is very common in the tribal art of the Moluccas archipelago. The woman is in labour position with her legs wide apart. Heavy earrings hang from these ears. The profile of the nose is typical of Tanimbar and Leti art.

Motifs from the ancestral Dongs on culture at the intersection of the teeth of the comb and the handle are

Light bronze with dark brown patina.

Lot details
Object
Comb
Indigenous object name
Sisir
Ethnic group/ culture
Tanimbar
Region/ country
Moluccas, Indonesia
Material
Bronze
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
20×10×2 cm
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