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Hair Comb

2008.4.5 (RS9446)

Description

Tortoiseshell back comb with a carved and pierced top featuring a repeating lyre design over a frieze of fruit, twenty-six teeth (one missing).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1830
Location of origin
American
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
COMB
combs (hair ornaments)
hair accessories
Dimensions
6 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2008.4.5
GUSN
103015

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