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About this object

  • ID:

    A1671b

  • Production date:

    Saxo-Norman; 10th - 11th century

  • Location:

    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).

  • Measurements

    L 75 mm; W 31 mm

  • Materials

    bone

  • Last Updated

    2017-01-19

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

  • Related Object

    comb case

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