Comb

Greek, East Greek
Archaic Period
7th century B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: L. (max.): 0.018 m. W.: 0.0115 m.

Accession Number

66.427

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

One man and driver, (heads only and driver’s arm visible) wearing hats ride in a cart pulled by an ass, as central decoration in full relief. Bordered by incised patterns. Both sides worked identically. Upper set of teeth coarser than lower. Broken and mended.

Provenance

Seen on the art market in Istanbul in 1966; purchased by MFA from Mr. Sofu, September 21, 1966

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund