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Awl or Hair Ornament

Unknownlate 19th or early 20th century

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

Ivory awl or hair ornament. Hair pin, ivory, copper end incised with two lizard-like motifs, cross-hatching and rings, rim slightly bent.

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Details

  • Title: Awl or Hair Ornament
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: late 19th or early 20th century
  • Location Created: Ubangi or Uelele region, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Type: Accessory
  • Rights: Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/71209/Awl_or_Hair_Ornament
  • Medium: Ivory, copper
  • Dimensions: 9 1/16in. (23cm)
  • Culture: Mangbetu
  • Collection: Arts of Africa
  • Accession number: 56.6.53

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