Flint Comb



Heavily denticulated on one edge with widely spaced teeth. Pinkish colour. It has been suggested this was a comb used for flax. Compare with similar examples in W. M. F. Petrie, 'Abydos Part I: 1902' (London, 1902) pl. XXVI. Excavated by Flinders Petrie at Naqada during the winter of 1894-5 for the Egyptian Research Account; Ex Norwich Castle Museum, inv. 54.04 (donated by Flaxman Spurrell, 1904). See 'The Flint Implements of Naqada' by F. C. J. Spurrell in Petrie and Quibell, 'Naqada and Ballas' (London, 1896) pp. 55-59.