Combs

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2500–2350 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Length of (a): 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1322a

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

This is one of three wooden combs and fragments of three others that were found in the headwrappings of the mummy of a woman.

Provenance

From Giza, G 1102. August, 1937: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1937: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition