<em>Comb with Human Image</em>, ca. 3500-3400 B.C.E. Bone, 7/8 x 2 5/8 in. (2.2 x 6.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 35.1267. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.35.1267_NegB_print_bw.jpg)

Comb with Human Image

Medium: Bone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 3500-3400 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 7/8 x 2 5/8 in. (2.2 x 6.6 cm)


Museum Location: Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 35.1267

Image: CUR.35.1267_NegB_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Oblong ivory comb-handle surmounted by head of bearded (?) man. Circular eyes, originally inlaid, eyebrows incised and possibly inlaid originally. Prominent ears without detail. Pointed beard (?). Balance of handle undecorated. Probably intended as approximate representation of human body. Condition: Upper left corner missing, lower left corner broken off and replaced. All teeth of comb missing.

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