Comb

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1539–1295/1292 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width: 8.2 x 4.7 cm (3 1/4 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4341

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Deep brown; fine-grained surface; four bosses on top; perfect condition.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way