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Comb Surmounted by Four Knobs

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 2 7/16 x 2 7/8 in. (6.2 x 7.4 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A wooden comb, coarsely made. It is surmounted by four knobs. It is undecorated except for six incised lines on each side which are carelessly made; three at the top of the comb directly below the knobs and three more directly above the base of the twenty-nine teeth. The two end teeth are of unequal width. Condition: Excellent. One end tooth chipped and a chip off one knob.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
    CAPTION Comb Surmounted by Four Knobs, ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E. Wood, 2 7/16 x 2 7/8 in. (6.2 x 7.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.652E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.652E_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
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