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Comb decorated with a wildebeest

Period:
Predynastic, Late Naqada l–Naqada II
Date:
ca. 3900–3500 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Ivory (elephant)
Dimensions:
h. 16.2 x w. 6.4 x th. 0.7 cm (6 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 1/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
23.2.2
Not on view
Formerly collection of the Rev. Randolph Humphrey Berens (d. 1922). Berens Collection sold at Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London [June-July 1923]; purchased at this sale by Howard Carter and sold to the Museum, 1923.

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