Comb with Human Image
This narrow comb originally had long teeth, and it was probably worn as a hair ornament. The long beard on the face resembles that on the carved tusk in this case. The eyes and eyebrows would have been inlaid in another material, such as black paste.
- Medium: Bone
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 3600-3400 B.C.E.
- Period: Predynastic Period, early Naqada II Period
- Dimensions: 7/8 x 2 5/8 in. (2.2 x 6.6 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 35.1267
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Comb with Human Image, ca. 3600-3400 B.C.E. Bone, 7/8 x 2 5/8 in. (2.2 x 6.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 35.1267. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (81%)