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This is a rectangular comb of wood originally with at least twenty-three teeth, many of which are now broken. The upper border is decorated with an incised, triple-line. Three of a probable original four trapezoidal protrustions adorn the top edge. Part of the right side is broken away and...

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Provenance

From Sheikh Farag, Tomb SF 175.1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–13, 2061–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3705

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical