Comb (Folding comb)

  • Category:

    Organic (ivory, horn, etc.)

  • Place of Origin:

    South America

  • Date:

    1720-1780

  • Materials:

    Horn; Brass wire

  • Museum Object Number:

    1958.2372


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1958.2372

Object Name

Comb (Folding comb)

Category

Organic (ivory, horn, etc.)

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Place of Origin

South America

Origin Notes

Previously identified as made probably in Boston, Massachusetts. Revised to South America, but also possibly Central America. (See Notes.)

Date

1720-1780

Subjects

Native American

Materials

Horn; Brass wire

Dimensions (inches)

5.75 (L) , 1.81 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

14.61 (L) , 4.6 (W)

Measurement Notes

Overall length when closed.

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Article] Cadle, Roland. 2017 Early American Action Figures? or The Enigma of the Effigy Combs. The Horn Book. 21 (3): 28-29.
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