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A large dark tortoise shell comb with carved open work top in symmetrically arranged design of small-scale roses, with border design of acanthus leaves and roses.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

American, 19th century


14.7 x 14.9 x 5.4 cm (5 13/16 x 5 7/8 x 2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tortoise shell, carved


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Hair Ornaments