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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Mattye Marie Reed, American, 1918 - 2003  Search this
Dr. William E. Reed, American, 1914 - 2006  Search this
Medium:
wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4 3/4 × 2 5/8 × 3/16 in. (12.1 × 6.7 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
combs (grooming tools)
Place made:
Ghana, West Africa, Africa
Date:
1950s
Description:
This is a wooden afro pick comb from Ghana. Made of light colored wood, it is not glossy and has probably not been treated. Of the six teeth, one on the far left is broken off near the tip. There is an abstract design incised into the front of the comb. The top part of the design near the top of the handle of the comb is colored in a purple color. There is a hole at the end of the handle. A piece of masking tape with [GHANA] written in black ink is stuck to the reverse.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Hair  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Family of William & Mattye Reed
Object number:
2014.182.99
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Personal Effects and Items
Exhibition:
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 1, C1 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5913eac7f-0420-47cd-9999-1a69bf0835cb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.182.99