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Saxo-Norman; 10th - 11th century
On Display: Museum of London: Medieval London: Daily Life and the Thames: Human Life
Medieval bone double-sided composite comb. To make a composite comb, flat 'tooth-plates' would be riveted between two side plates. The flat tooth-plate would then have teeth cut out of it. The side plates on this comb are notched due to the maker over-cutting the teeth. The teeth on one side of the comb are finer than on the other. The comb is decorated with a ring-and-dot design. The comb has a matching carrying case (A1671a).
L 75 mm; W 31 mm
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