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Object record: EA.81826
Holding institution: The British Museum
Period: 1400-1500 CE
Country of Origin: Nubia

A wooden comb with flat broad ends, curved so that the comb is wider at the edges than the middle. The tapering teeth are shorter in the centre than those on the ends. Most of the 27 large teeth on one edge are broken. Most of the 70 fine closely-space teeth on the other edge are preserved. Decoration comprises incised concentric circles; on one side a central…

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