C1900 Silver Lampung Sumatran Comb


Now usually found only in museum collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/crown/DQFdTJSJgY5FBg these combs were made C1900 by the Lampung people of the South Sumatra province, Indonesia. The comb is surmounted by three birds in flight. Otherwise it is in excellent condition. It weigs 58 cm and is 14 cm long and 5 cm tall. It was originally brightly gilded, and now the soft wash of gold is very attractive.

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