Ever Wondered What a 5000-Year Old Comb Looks Like?

Guess How Old This Comb Is?

From ancient Egypt, this comb (with the teeth now broken off) depicts elephants stomping on snakes in the top row, along with other rows of birds, a giraffe, hyenas and cattle. The carvings are on both sides of the comb and it is 5.5 cm high, 4 cm wide, and 0.5 cm thick.

Imagine all that artistic detail on something that is half as thin as the iPhone 4!

It’s dated from ca. 3200–3100 B.C., meaning that this object is over 5000 years old. 5000! As in 50 centuries ago. History (and humans) are awesome!

Here’s the back of the comb.

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Source [The Metropolitan Museum of Art Catalogue]

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4 Responses to Ever Wondered What a 5000-Year Old Comb Looks Like?

  1. itwasjudith says:

    a very fine example of craftsmanship, indeed. impressive

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