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One comb from the Coptic period

Egyptian
Byzantine (Coptic) Period
A.D. 364–476


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .047 Length: .028 W.

Accession Number

72.4339

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Light brown, unpolished surface; one side-piece broken; three bosses on top.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection,Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way