Comb fragment

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 81

Dimensions

Length x width: 7 x 2 cm (2 3/4 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.266

Medium or Technique

Bone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

This is a fragment mof a comb, made of bone, with four teeth remaining. One tooth is missing a small portion of the tip. The fragment broke off at the join with a handle. The bone is somewhat discolored.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed), tomb 81, no. 2. [M/81/2]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition