Kerajaan Sisir, Royal Comb

Lampung, Sumatra

Gold, polished horn

19th Century

6.5 x 4.5 in/ 16.5 x 11.5 cm

A magnificent comb of great beauty worn by a noble woman. The decorative patterns probably date back to the Indianized state of Srivijaya, a kingdom of south Sumatra dating between the 7th-13th Century.