Comb

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


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, Along front of large mud brick wall

Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 6.1 x 3.9 x 0.7 cm (2 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3686

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

This is a rectangular comb of wood with nineteen teeth. It has smoothed surfaces. It is intact.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag, along front of large mud brick wall. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: Decembe 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition