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Tattooing comb

Tattooing comb

Place: Tahiti & Society Islands
Category: Tools

wood, bone, plant fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 10.4 cm (handle), 2.2 cm (blade), Inv. Oz 437

Humphrey No.176 to 178: see text at Oz 436

In comparison with the specimen Oz 436, the indentation at the widened end of the handle is not as pronounced. The blade, with three small teeth damaged to varying degrees, consists of a single piece of long bone. The lashing of blade to handle with plant fibres corresponds to that of Oz 436. Gundolf Krüger

Related artefacts

Tattooing comb, Inv. Oz 436
Tattooing comb, Inv. Oz 438
Tattooing comb, Inv. Oz 439


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