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Accession_Number E.62.22
adlib_title Egyptian carved comb
Shape Comb
Shape_description Oblong in shape and is almost flat except at the ends of the teeth which taper. Double edged with narrow teeth, close fitting at one end and wider teeth with larger gaps at the other. There are 42 narrow teeth and 10 wide teeth.
Material Wood
Fabric Egyptian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Horizontal incised lines (two or three) at the start of each set of teeth.
Inscriptions
Condition The gaps between some teeth have become adhered by deposits. Others have warped out of shape. There is black discolouration, perhpas due to damp, on one face of the comb. A part has broken from the side but is due to be repaired.
Technique/Style Carved
Provenance
Period Late Bronze Age
Date 1380-1330
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2005.89.0039.jpg
2005.89.0039.jpg

Comparanda
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height
Diameters
Handle_height
Other_dims. Length 11.1Width 6.7Thickness 0.4
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Denise; Kinsey; Julia
Date_edited 17 September 2002; 11.01.2006; 17.05.2016
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