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Hair Comb

1955.22 (RS8097)

Description

Tortoiseshell back comb with carved pierced decoration featuring an urn at the center and surrounded by scrolling leaves, twenty teeth (one missing).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1830
Location of origin
Probably American
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
COMB
combs (hair ornaments)
hair accessories
Dimensions
5 3/4 in x 6 1/4 in (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1955.22
GUSN
103001

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