This comb is made of wood or severely discolored ivory. The decorative handle is carved with a small, round knob at the top, which expands to rounded "shoulders" that then curve inward to a concave mid-portion of the body. Five of an original six teeth are preserved.
From Kerma, tomb K 3500. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan; 1920: received by the MFA. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition