Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Portion of bone comb

Period:
Predynastic, Late Naqada l–Naqada II
Date:
ca. 3700–3500 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Bone
Dimensions:
H: 8.1 cm (3 3/16 in.); w: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
23.2.6
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.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 20.

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