Byzantine (Coptic) Period
Length x width: 12.5 x 7 cm (4 15/16 x 2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This wood comb has a perforated pattern. Some of its teeth are missing. While perhaps used for personal hygiene, such combs were also used by women when weaving.
From Akhmim?. 1872: By 1914: Denmal Waldo Rodd collection; 1914: given to the MFA by D.W. Ross.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection