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Comb
Comb
Date:
Thule period, 1500–1800
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Ivory
Dimensions:
3 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1/8 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Culture/People:
Inuit, Thule Period
Provenance:

Original Purchase Date: 12 / 01
Purchased From: Victoria Prescott and John Synott
Gallery: Inuit Images
Gallery Address: P.O. Box 2501, Quincy, MA 02269, USA

Accession Number:
2007.21.176
Acquisition Date:
2007-06-21
Credit Line:

Bequest of Thomas G. Fowler

Six tined ivory comb with incised designs typical of the Thule period. The comb was probably fashioned from the root end of a walrus tusk. This comb may have been used for separating the fibers of sinew.

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”

No contemporaneous works available.