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Engraved folding comb carved out of bone. From the exhibition "Vikings! The Untold Story" at the National Museum of Scotland

Engraved folding comb carved out of bone. From the exhibition "Vikings! The Untold Story" at the National Museum of Scotland

Comb Horn; carved. L. 11.8 cm; width 3.4 cm Culture of Ancient Rus. 10th century Earthen Settlement (excavations by V. I. Ravdonikas), Staraya Ladoga, Leningrad Region Russia Source of Entry:   Institute of the History of Material Culture, Leningrad (discovered by the Staraya Ladoga expedition). 1952

Comb Horn; carved. L. 11.8 cm; width 3.4 cm Culture of Ancient Rus. 10th century Earthen Settlement (excavations by V. I. Ravdonikas), Staraya Ladoga, Leningrad Region Russia Source of Entry: Institute of the History of Material Culture, Leningrad (discovered by the Staraya Ladoga expedition). 1952

Anglo-Saxon comb c 8th-9thc  Within the general "Viking" area, so it counts

Comb

Anglo-Saxon comb c 8th-9thc Within the general "Viking" area, so it counts

Bone comb from Castel Trosino, 7th century, Museo Nazionale dell'Alto Medioevo, Roma

Bone comb from Castel Trosino, 7th century, Museo Nazionale dell'Alto Medioevo, Roma

The Norse Vikings groomed their hair on a regular basis. This is a large bone comb, with a carving of a mythical animal dated (800-900) AD.

The Norse Vikings groomed their hair on a regular basis. This is a large bone comb, with a carving of a mythical animal dated (800-900) AD.

Viking Bone Comb. A good comb suited for the purpose makes beard grooming simpler. The Vikings realized this, and used, flat-toothed, bone combs for their beards, that keep both shorter and longer beards in wondrous shape. http://grimfrost.com/en/beard-rings/viking-comb-bone.html

Viking Bone Comb. A good comb suited for the purpose makes beard grooming simpler. The Vikings realized this, and used, flat-toothed, bone combs for their beards, that keep both shorter and longer beards in wondrous shape. http://grimfrost.com/en/beard-rings/viking-comb-bone.html

Comb of bone from Freswick Links, Caithness, Viking period, 800 - 1100 AD

Comb of bone from Freswick Links, Caithness, Viking period, 800 - 1100 AD

Viking combs fount at Birka, Sweden

Viking combs fount at Birka, Sweden

Comb Comb. Bone/antler. The comb is decorated with dot and circle and cross ornamentation. Björkö, Adelsö, Uppland, Sweden. SHM 5208:720

Comb Comb. Bone/antler. The comb is decorated with dot and circle and cross ornamentation. Björkö, Adelsö, Uppland, Sweden. SHM 5208:720

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