7 3/4 x 3 x 1/4 in. (19.68 x 7.62 x 8.25)
1.83 oz. (51.8 g)
Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020
Purchased by David P. Harris ('46) from the Endicott - Guthaim Gallery, Inc. in New York, 1976.
The inverted-V handle shows considerable discoloration from use.
Brad Hostetler, with Ani Parnagian, "From Private to Public: The Collection of David P. Harris," in Ethiopian Objects in the Blick-Harris Study Collection: Art, Context, and the Persistence of Form, eds. Brad Hostetler, and Lynn Jones, Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture 8, no. 1 (Spring 2022): 5–25. https://digital.kenyon.edu/perejournal/vol8/iss1/1/
The seven-tooth comb is rich brown color, with attractive patination. The rectangular panel is decorated on one side with vertical rows of wedge-shaped indentations; on the other side it is divided into twelve equal-sized rectangles, some of them empty and others having various designs, including a cross and a typical headrest.