Asante figural comb, Ghana
ex private collection, US
10" tall x 3" wide
wood, pigment
mid 20th century

$500

A nicely carved comb with an expressive face and nice detail on the back of the head of the figure. Definite signs of
age and use. Usually part of acquiring an object for me is smelling it. When you smell the comb at the bottom
where it would have gone into the hair, you can smell a distinct smell that one would associate with oils put in the
hair. I've never been much of a comb person, but the Asante combs have always been ones that I've enjoyed and
I've always eyed this type of figural comb and was pleased to come across this wonderful example.
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