A rare Coptic wooden comb featuring two open-work panels, a vertical one with a duck amongst foliage and the other of larger vertical shape with an horned animal devouring a smaller animal. The surface is decorated with dotted circles. The comb has a row of teeth on each end, one with wide and the other with fine teeth.
Egypt. Coptic. Circa 5th-6th century A.D.
Dimensions: length 26,5cm ; width 6,8cm ; thickness up 0,5cm
Provenance: art & antique trade (The Netherlands) ; from a private collection in Zuid-Beijerland formed between 1969 and 1992.