Object record: EA.81796
Holding institution: The British Museum
Period: 1400-1500 CE
Country of Origin: Nubia
Fragment of a double-edged wooden comb, rectangular in shape, one end is preserved. On one edge are 17 teeth; on the other are 21 narrow closely-set teeth with 7 missing. Decoration comprises two pairs of incised parallel lines at the bases of the teeth on both sides of the comb.