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Object record: EA.71917
Holding institution: The British Museum
Period: 400 - 600 CE
Country of Origin: Nubia

Wooden comb originally with six teeth but one of the end ones is wanting. The handle ends in a zoomorphic(?) terminal and is decorated along the edges with serrations. Four shallow grooves across the face join the serrations and two are found immediately above the teeth. A single circular hole is placed centrally towards the terminal and four are arranged aboveā€¦

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