Coptic wooden comb


Coptic wooden comb, with two central openwork panels, showing animals.

Surface decorated with dotted circles, with thin and thick teeth at each end of the comb.

Price: € 1500,--

Size: 27 x 7 cm

Material: Wood

Period: Egypt, ca. 5th-6th Century AD

Conditio: Very good

Provenance: German collection P.P. 1970's

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  • Combs were most commonly made of wood, bone, or ivory, and often incorporated intricate carvings.

    The double-comb layout, with very fine teeth on one side and sparser teeth on the other, has not changed since antiquity.