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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Comb
Date Made:300-500 CE (Late Roman period)
Type:Toilet Article
Materials:Wood
Place Made:Africa; Egypt; Ehnasya (Ahnas el Medina), near Fayum
Measurements:Overall: 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in x 4 5/8 in; .6 cm x 8.3 cm x 11.7 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1909.14.A.M
Credit Line:Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
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Currently on view

Description:
Comb with incised concentric circles and opposing rows of wide and narrow teeth.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; beauty; fashion; hygiene; grooming; vanity

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