Comb top


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207

From the late eighth to the tenth century, it was fashionable for Chinese women to wear decorated combs as part of their coiffure. Comb tops were made of such precious materials as gold, silver, jade, and mother-of- pearl and were ornamented with popular decorative motifs.

Comb top, Mother-of-pearl, China

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