Headhunting Warrior’s Comb in the Guise of a Powerful Bird
Atoni people, West/Central Timor, Indonesia
19th/very early 20th century
Buffalo horn, trade beads, metal disks
H: 7 in x W: 4.25 in
A power object in the form a flying bird with outstretched wings. Beads and hanging metal charms of varying sizes and shapes adorn the bird with a beaded rectangular plume resting on the comb’s tail feathers.
Inventory # 104480