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Weaving comb from viking age Birka. Made from bone or antler

Weaving comb from viking age Birka. Made from bone or antler

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Shetland Museum Collection. Artefacts. Combs.

Shetland Museum Collection. Artefacts. Combs.

Bone comb; spine of comb with incised cross-hatching and hole which corresponds with another hole in the case.  Graham-Campbell 1980 Composite single-sided comb of antler with convex back which has raised ends and incised ornament. There are two narrow back-plates, three tooth-plates, and seven iron rivets. The ornament, which is the same on both sides, is confined to the ends and consists of two horizontal fields of diagonal cross-hatching, separated by a plain contoured field, defined on…

Bone comb; spine of comb with incised cross-hatching and hole which corresponds with another hole in the case. Graham-Campbell 1980 Composite single-sided comb of antler with convex back which has raised ends and incised ornament. There are two narrow back-plates, three tooth-plates, and seven iron rivets. The ornament, which is the same on both sides, is confined to the ends and consists of two horizontal fields of diagonal cross-hatching, separated by a plain contoured field, defined on…

Combs at the National Museum of Ireland.

Combs at the National Museum of Ireland.

Antler comb with matching case  Viking, 9th-10th century AD  From York, England

Antler comb with matching case Viking, 9th-10th century AD From York, England

Figure 21 ‘Donar amulet’ of red deer antler found in the Merovingian inhumation burial of a young woman, find no. 11702.

Figure 21 ‘Donar amulet’ of red deer antler found in the Merovingian inhumation burial of a young woman, find no. 11702.

Viking age comb made of bone/antler found in York (in the Viking age called Jorvik), UK. These objects were certainly prized possessions, as protective cases specially made for them have also been found.

Viking age comb made of bone/antler found in York (in the Viking age called Jorvik), UK. These objects were certainly prized possessions, as protective cases specially made for them have also been found.

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