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A small carved dark tortoise shell comb with short fine teeth and top carved in design of confronted peacock against open work background.

Provenance

For the Western Market Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Chinese, 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

7.3 x 12.1 x 2.7 cm (2 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.1494

Medium or Technique

Tortoiseshell carving

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Hair Ornaments