Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Comb decorated with a hippo

Period:
Predynastic, Late Naqada l–Naqada II
Date:
ca. 3900–3500 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt; Said to be from Northern Upper Egypt, Balyana
Medium:
Ivory (elephant)
Dimensions:
h. 10 x w. 5.9 x th. 1 cm (3 15/16 x 2 5/16 x 3/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1955
Accession Number:
55.144.2
Not on view
Purchased from Mathias Komor, New York, 1955.

Scott, Nora E. 1956. "Recent Additions to the Egyptian Collection." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new ser., vol. 15, no. 3 (November), pp. 79–80, fig. 3.

Patch, Diana Craig 2011. "From Land to Landscape." In Dawn of Egyptian Art, edited by Diana Craig Patch. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 39, 57, 59, no. 58.

Allen, Susan J. 2011. "Works in the Exhibition." In Dawn of Egyptian Art, edited by Diana Craig Patch. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 249, no. 58.

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