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Comb

5 1/8 in. (13 cm)

Unknown, Tlingit or Haida
Native American or First Nations (Canada)

Object Type: Decorative Arts
Medium and Support: Bone
Credit Line: Presented by the Rochester Historical Society
Accession Number: 1953.62
Location: Currently on view
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Combs were worn by shamans during curing ceremonies as well as when they were not practicing. Decorated with both spirit helpers and crest emblems, they were also used by chiefs and women of status.
[Gallery label text, 2009]

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Rochester [New York] Historical Society; their gift to the Gallery in 1933

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