Hair comb with sixteen teeth, ornamented at the top and side with fifteen small hollow circles, larger in the central part, decreasing at the sides.
Title: Hair comb
Physical Dimensions: A 14.0 X C 18.0 cm
Provenance: Mantilla comb. Spanish comb type. Turtle comb that could have been up to 30 cm in height, some finely encrusted in gold. Its function was to hold the mantilla or headdress. The mantilla comb became very fashionable at the same time as the puff sleeve dresses.
Rights: GOVERNO DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO / SECRETARIA DE ESTADO DE CULTURA / FUNDAÇÃO ANITA MANTUANO DE ARTES DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO – FUNARJ / CASA DA MARQUESA DE SANTOS - MUSEU DA MODA BRASILEIRA
Medium: Turtle, notch
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