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Object record: EA.81795
Holding institution: The British Museum
Period: 250-400 CE (Egypt - Late Antique)
Country of Origin: Nubia

Fragment of double-sided wooden comb, neither end is preserved. On one edge are 11 teeth while on the other are 17 closely-set teeth with one broken.

Decoration comprises four incised parallel lines along the central part of the comb and a pair at the base of each set of teeth.

Nubia, Qasr Ibrim.

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