Comb

Egyptian
Byzantine (Coptic) Period
A.D. 364–476


Dimensions

Length x width: 12.5 x 7 cm (4 15/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

14.401

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

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.

Provenance

From Akhmim?. 1872: By 1914: Denmal Waldo Rodd collection; 1914: given to the MFA by D.W. Ross.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection