Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K 3500
Length x width x depth: 13.5 x 2.9 x 0.3 cm (5 5/16 x 1 1/8 x 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This comb is made of severely discolored ivory. The decorative handle is carved with a small, round knob at the top, which expands to rounded “shoulders” that then curve inward to a concave mid-portion of the body. Five of an original six teeth are preserved.
From Kerma, tomb K 3500. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan; 1920: received by the MFA.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition