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TITLE
Comb of bone
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_2471_P014
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31558
KEYWORDS
combs
bones
hair
artefacts
decorations
Comb of bone

This comb was made using thin strips of bone, about 2inches long, laid side by side and held together by two other strips across them and fastened with four iron rivets. The finished comb measured 3inches by 2inches. The teeth of the comb were cut after it had been constructed. The comb is decorated with 'cup and circle' markings.

This illustration is from 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol.10'

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Comb of bone

combs; bones; hair; artefacts; decorations

Highland Libraries

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (illustrations)

This comb was made using thin strips of bone, about 2inches long, laid side by side and held together by two other strips across them and fastened with four iron rivets. The finished comb measured 3inches by 2inches. The teeth of the comb were cut after it had been constructed. The comb is decorated with 'cup and circle' markings.<br /> <br /> This illustration is from 'Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol.10'