Comb top in shape of antelope

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19–20
1295–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 5.2 x 4.7 cm (2 1/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1508

Medium or Technique

Wood

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Decorative top component of a comb in the shape of an antelope; smooth surface; portion of handle remains below front legs, though entire comb element is missing.

Provenance

By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames.
(Accession date: August 3, 1911)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames