Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–13
Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 175
Length: 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition