Surmounting this comb is the carved depiction of a seated male figure with typical Makonde pronounced facial characteristics. He sits on a high-backed four legged chair - a symbol of high rank and importance - and rests both legs on a rounder boulder. While the symbolism of the boulder is not known, it is possible that it relates to the status of the seated figure, the owner of the comb and in turn, the owner's family. Carved from a dense, dark wood, the surface of the comb exhibits a worn patina.
Estimated Period: Mid-20th Century (Or Before)