This is part of a wooden comb. We know that the ancient Egyptians liked to look smart and well groomed. We also know that they suffered from head lice so a comb was an essential piece of equipment, both for combing their hair and for keeping their elaborate wigs tidy. This example has fine teeth on one side and wider ones on the other. It may have come from House T34.1 at Tell el Amarna. If so, it is possible to be very exact about the date, as the city of Amarna was only inhabited for a very short time before being abandoned. 18th Dynasty (New Kingdom), c.1352-1356 BC.
NWHCM : 2000.174 : A
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