Carnival of animals back comb

Details
Object number
WCHL : 57
Country
Date
1600 - 1699

Description

A 17th century back comb with pierced decoration depicting 7 animals against a landscape with trees. The animals depicted are a deer or antelope, a camel, a lion, a monkey playing a lyre, a lioness (?), an elephant and a stag. The decorative detail is the same on both sides of the comb. The comb is thought to be Dutch in origin. Two of the comb's teeth are broken and one is missing. This natural plastic item forms part of the Worshipful Company of Horners collection.
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Dimensions
Width
143mm
Height
85mm
Method
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