Comb

Egyptian
Byzantine (Coptic) Period


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .25 x .075

Accession Number

03.1629

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Light reddish wood; center panel carved with circles and lines on one side only. Broken lengthwise.

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