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Subject: Medieval comb

Medieval comb

From: Jack C. Thompson <tcl>
Date: Sunday, September 5, 2004
Isabel Herraez <isabel.herraez [at] iphe__mcu__es> writes

>I am working on the reconstruction of a very fragmented double-sided
>antler comb with case. It is dated in the early medieval period. My
>problem is that I have not found images of similar examples to guide
>me in the reconstruction of this complex object. I wonder if anyone
>knows if there are any on-line museum catalogues or web pages with
>images of similar combs with cases that could help me in the

I'm not aware of any web sites containing the specific information
you are seeking, but there is a good discussion and many fine
drawings of medieval-era (and other) combs in Arthur MacGregor's
book, Bone, Antler, Ivory and Horn: The Technology of Skeletal
Materials Since the Roman Period, Croom Helm, London and Sydney,
1985, pp. 73-98.

Thompson Conservation Lab.
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Portland, Oregon 97217
Fax: 503/289-8723

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