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Ivory comb

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma

Accession Number

15-3-171

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Ivory hair pick; two prongs missing, but in otherwise good condition. Undecorated.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. 1915: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition