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Double comb

Coarse teeth on one side; fine on the other; ends of teeth broken off; dark colored wood. This comb is relatively plain compared to other examples in the MFA collection (AN 72.4338-72.4340).

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

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

Accession Number

72.4337

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical