Description This comb and Walters 71.459 are designed on the same pattern: a single row of teeth surmounted by a bilaterally symmetrical row of carved figures. On both, warriors and lions flank opposed heads of eagles, which support a heraldic crown. In this comb, the lion, unicorn and inscriptions seen in Walters 71.459 are replaced by rondels cut into the surface; these may have been intended to hold additional ornamentation.
- Hair. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York. 1980.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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