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Hair Comb

1946.20 (RS7987)

Description

Tortoiseshell back comb with a carved and pierced top featuring roundels and flowers at top, palms at the center and a chain of leaves and flowers at the bottom, twenty-four teeth.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1840
Location of origin
Probably American
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
COMB
combs (hair ornaments)
hair accessories
Dimensions
6 1/4 in x 5 7/8 in (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1946.20
GUSN
103003
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Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1946.19 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Amelia Peabody:
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1946.20

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