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Hair Comb

1940.206 (RS7753)

Description

Tortoiseshell back comb with a folded over round top and pierced and carved border of scrolled foliage, five teeth.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1860
Location of origin
Possibly American
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
COMB
combs (hair ornaments)
hair accessories
Dimensions
4 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1940.206
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Mary Eustis
GUSN
103119
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