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Comb Case with Wig and Lice Combs Comb Case, 1671

This is a comb case. It is dated 1671 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is tortoiseshell, paint. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Kit Robbins. It is credited Gift of Kit Robbins.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a): 21.8 x 13.5 x 0.8 cm (8 9/16 x 5 5/16 x 5/16 in.) H x W x D (b): 20.1 x 12.5 x 0.4 cm (7 15/16 x 4 15/16 x 3/16 in.) H x W x D (c): 12.1 x 20 x 0.1 cm (4 3/4 x 7 7/8 x 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

IAMAICA 1671

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Comb Case with Wig and Lice Combs Comb Case, 1671; tortoiseshell, paint; H x W x D (a): 21.8 x 13.5 x 0.8 cm (8 9/16 x 5 5/16 x 5/16 in.) H x W x D (b): 20.1 x 12.5 x 0.4 cm (7 15/16 x 4 15/16 x 3/16 in.) H x W x D (c): 12.1 x 20 x 0.1 cm (4 3/4 x 7 7/8 x 1/16 in.); Gift of Kit Robbins; 1980-19-2-a/c

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