Atoni or Belu (?)
Antique Woman’s Hair Comb/Ornament
Copper, bone and wood
5.75 inches wide X 3.25 inches tall
Circa 19th century. This comb was used for a woman’s adornment during religious ceremonies. Worn at the crown of the head by tucking into the hair, it is made of copper and has traces of gold which once covered the metal surface. Three dimensional floret designs are applied to the copper sheath that covers the bone comb. It was purchased in Indonesia in 97.