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Double-sided comb found in a grave at Jedburgh Abbey. Made from walrus ivory and finely carved with St George and the dragon, it probably originated from England or Northern France in the 1100s. Richly carved combs like this have been found in the graves of bishops. Known as liturgical combs they were used by priests to purify their hair before taking Mass. On loan courtesy of National Museums Scotland.
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12th Century
h 50mm (h 1 15/16")
7mm (1/4")
w 43mm (w 1 11/16")
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