Comb

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–13
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 175

Dimensions

Length: 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3705

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

This is a rectangular comb of wood originally with at least twenty-three teeth, many of which are now broken. The upper border is decorated with an incised, triple-line. Three of a probable original four trapezoidal protrustions adorn the top edge. Part of the right side is broken away and missing.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag, Tomb SF 175.1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition