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White Mountain Apache comb labeled "Lily Badwolf" and decorated with two swans and flower / R. Mack Bettis

Essay/Description

Carved with 2 swans and flower

Curatorial Remarks

This comb may be made out of an animal horn. It has "Lily Badwolf 1891 White Mountain Apache, Spring" carved into it, and there are symbols of birds and a flower.

Tags: bone comb
People: Apache
Places: Southwest, Oklahoma
Purpose: personal use

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Title(s): 
White Mountain Apache comb labeled "Lily Badwolf" and decorated with two swans and flower
Creator(s): 
Unknown
Culture: 
Native American; Apache, White Mountain (artist and user)
Date: 
1891
Materials/Techniques: 
bone
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of R. Mack Bettis
Accession No: 
73.871
Previous Number(s): 
TL2005.47.1
Department: 
Not On View

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