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Russian ivory liturgical comb, c. 1680. It resides at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. The text reads “God is one, God is serenity.”

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RESERVED 4 MARY - Chinese export carved ivory lotus design hair accessory

Antique hair comb Chinese export carved ivory lotus design hair accessory.

From the Shunga Empire comes this ivory comb from the Cleveland Museum of Art. It is in the style of Chandraketugarh, an archeological site 21 miles from Kolkata in Northwest India. The comb features two goddesses and two peacocks on either side of them, facing each other.

I was honored to do a multimedia presentation for the Creative Museum on my comb collection. Credit goes to Catherine and Joel Olliveaud. Maybe you'll recognize some of these combs from pintrest! :-)