Comb (Hair Comb)

  • Category:

    Organic (ivory, horn, etc.)

  • Place of Origin:

    United States, North America

  • Date:

    1810-1840

  • Materials:

    Tortoise shell

  • Techniques:

    carved

  • Museum Object Number:

    1962.0503.001


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1962.0503.001

Object Name

Comb (Hair Comb)

Category

Organic (ivory, horn, etc.)

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Place of Origin

United States, North America

Date

1810-1840

Materials

Tortoise shell

Techniques

carved

Dimensions (inches)

6.5 (H) , 9.75 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

16.51 (H) , 24.77 (W)

Measurement Notes

Height of teeth: 3.5 inches.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Thesis] Phillips, Cedar Imboden. 2003 Tortoise and the Hair: Combs in Jacksonian America. M.A. University of Delaware Winterthur Program in Early American Culture
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