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Comb with a giraffe

Period:
Predynastic, Late Naqada l–Naqada II
Date:
ca. 3900–3500 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Ivory (elephant)
Dimensions:
h. 18.9 x w. 6.2 x th. 1.1 cm (7 7/16 x 2 7/16 x 7/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
23.2.5
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. 20-21, fig. 12.

Patch, Diana Craig 2011. "From Land to Landscape." In Dawn of Egyptian Art, edited by Diana Craig Patch. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 57–59, no. 55.

Allen, Susan J. 2011. "Works in the Exhibition." In Dawn of Egyptian Art, edited by Diana Craig Patch. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 249, no. 55.

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