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Hair Comb

1991.1637 (RS20788)

Description

Tortise shell (or horn) hair comb, medium-large rounded-back form, its top a plain two inch panel with straight top, above a series of long narrow teeth (some missing).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1840
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
horn (animal material)
lip-vibrated aerophones with conical bore: with valves
molding (forming)
tortoise shell
Object type
Adornment
Places
Possibly Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
COMB
combs (hair ornaments)
hair accessories
Horn
horn (animal material)
lip-vibrated aerophones with conical bore: with valves
Molded
molding (forming)
Shell
tortoise shell
Dimensions
5.125 x 5.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1637
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3136
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