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Comb. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017288 - 30/10/1907, comb, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
comb
Label:
A double-ended hardwood hair comb, with fifteen teeth on one side and sixteen on the other. (One tooth is broken.) The handle is decorated with carved geometric designs. It is said to be used for personal grooming and is not the usual style of comb made by the Torres Straits Islanders. It is known as "kerem seker" by the Meriam people. It was collected for the Museum by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907.
Place:
Mer (Murray Islands)
Region:
Torres Strait
Province/State:
Queensland
Country:
Australia
Collection Area:
Australia
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
30/10/1907
Registration Number:
E017288
Associated Stories:
BODY ENHANCEMENT
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Australian Museum Expedition to Torres Strait in 1907: Rationale
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Comb. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Comb. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Comb. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony