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Combs

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This is one of three wooden combs and fragments of three others that were found in the headwrappings of the mummy of a woman.

Provenance

From Giza, G 1102. August, 1937: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1937: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2500–2350 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length of (a): 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1322b

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical