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Comb

Description

Baleen comb, flat and carved into the shape of a whale, with an upturned tail for a handle, teeth at the head/torso area and two incised lines around the teeth.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1860
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
baleen
carving (processes)
incising
Object type
Toilet Article
Descriptive terms
baleen
Baleen
Carved
carving (processes)
COMB
combs (hair ornaments)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Incised
incising
Whale
whales
Dimensions
11 x 1.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1634
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3134

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