Comb

American
19th century


Dimensions

14.7 x 14.9 x 5.4 cm (5 13/16 x 5 7/8 x 2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.1366

Medium or Technique

Tortoise shell, carved

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Hair ornaments

A large dark tortoise shell comb with carved open work top in symmetrically arranged design of small-scale roses, with border design of acanthus leaves and roses.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes