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Antler/bone comb with iron rivets

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posted on 26.10.2021, 19:40 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Bone comb, length 15.5cm. Single-sided comb, with curved outer face, clamped together and through middle plate with 6 iron rivets. Decorated triple grooves following contour of comb at top and bottom, and by 5 transverse grooves, then more transverse grooves crossed by diagonal grooves at end. Decoration probably done with saw. The inside plate, cut into teeth on the one side by saw after comb bolted together, and cuts continue onto back plates at either side. Along top edge, inmost plate cut off to follow curve of back. Both side alike. Much damaged, most teeth broken off and ends of plate missing.

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Grave ID

Kingston Down Grave 53

Object ID

M6109

Catalogue Number

M 6109

Material

worked animal bone, iron, antler, organic (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; animal bone, iron) (Antiquarian Material; ivory, animal bone)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

comb (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; comb) (Antiquarian Keyword; comb)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

misc

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