Comb

Egyptian
Byzantine (Coptic) Period
A.D. 364–476


Dimensions

Length x width: 21 x 8 cm (8 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1628

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Light reddish wood; fine teeth on one end, coarse on other; carved and pierced panel with representation of a bird. Good Condition.

Provenance

Said to be from Akhmim. 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group ( 03.1628-03.1629) for £1. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund