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Hair Comb

1944.175 (RS7952)

Description

Tortoiseshell back comb with a carved and pierced top featuring a curved continuous chain, eight teeth.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Location of origin
Probably American
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
COMB
combs (hair ornaments)
hair accessories
Dimensions
4 in x 4 1/4 in (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1944.175
GUSN
103060
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