Comb; tortoise-shell; double-sided; finely engraved with floral motifs on both sides; initials within rose on one side.
- 1687-1692 (approximately, Port Royal, where these combs were made, was destroyed in 1692)
- Made in: port Royal
- (Americas,Caribbean,Greater Antilles,Jamaica,Port Royal)
- Length: 19.5 centimetres
Inscription CommentOwner's initials?
A Jamaican comb missing its case, see BL 1624 and 1932,10-3.1.For complete examples and J Cruse, Combs, London 2007, p. 157 fig.4.17 for a comb like this one and the context for their making in Jamaica under English rule. Some weevil damage along tip lines. All guard teeth intact.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCN10179
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