Fragment of ivory comb

Egyptian
Predynastic Period


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 81

Dimensions

Overall: 0.8 x 0.4 x 7.1 cm (5/16 x 3/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.268

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Notched edge; broken in center; point missing; fair condition. 11.266, 11.268 are M/81/2.

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition