Comb

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1830-1860

GUSN

GUSN-3134

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

Descriptive Terms

combs (hair ornaments)
baleen
carving (processes)
incising
figure- and animal-derived motifs
whales
Incised
Carved
Baleen
Whale
COMB

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

11 x 1.75 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1634