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Hair Ornament

Unknownlate 19th or early 20th century

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York City, United States

Slim, slightly curved, needle-shaped, ivory hair ornament. At wider end, shallow loss at edge, small crack down side, and tiny surface nicks in ivory. At other end, very tip missing.Condition: Fair

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  • Title: Hair Ornament
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: late 19th or early 20th century
  • Location Created: Ubangi or Uele region, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Type: Accessories
  • Rights: Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/2918/Hair_Ornament
  • Medium: Ivory
  • Dimensions: 18 1/2 x 1/2 in. (47 x 1.3 cm)
  • Culture: Mangbetu
  • Collection: Arts of Africa
  • Accession number: 22.692

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