Hair Comb

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1815-1840

GUSN

GUSN-3136

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

Descriptive Terms

combs (hair ornaments)
hair accessories
carving (processes)
lip-vibrated aerophones with conical bore: with valves
horn (animal material)
molding (forming)
tortoise shell
lip-vibrated aerophones with conical bore: with valves
horn (animal material)
Shell
Horn
Molded
Carved
COMB

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5.125 x 5.75 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1637

Places

Possibly Massachusetts (United States)
Possibly

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