New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114

This comb and two others (16.1.428, 16.10.430) were found in the remains of an anthropoid (human-shaped) coffin that was excavated by the Museum's Egyptian Expedition in 1916. Although the dimensions vary slightly, all three have shape that is typical of the late-Seventeenth and early-Eighteenth Dynasties. For a similar comb from the same time-period, but made of wood, see 26.7.1448.
The combs belonged to the same burial as several other objects in the Museum's collection. These include a small ivory cosmetic box (16.10.425), two pottery vessels (16.10.426–.427, three jars of Egyptian alabaster (16.10.421, .423–.424), and another made of serpentine (16.10.422).

Comb, Ivory

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