Image of the reverse of a decorated ivory comb discovered at site 120 K06. The decoration is worn but is believed to represent a bull's head with horns and possibly a walking bird. '120 K06' and 'T313' are written on the negative. Handwritten note with negative states 'T 315 Ivory comb excavations at Hierakonpolis, at Esna + in Nubia' and '417 120 K 06' in another hand. Album print marked '120 K06 416', 'T315' and 'L.2.3'.
Kostamneh site 120: ivory comb
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- ReferenceGB 3431 JG/K/4/2/3
- Former ReferenceGB 3431 K.37GB 3431 L.2.3
- Dates of Creation1906
- Physical Description1 silver gelatine dry plate glass negative (188mm x 125mm)
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Scope and Content
The comb is now held by the Liverpool World Museum.
Conditions Governing Use
Garstang's copyright expires in 2026 (70 years after his death). The copyright of the digital images lie with the University of Liverpool.
Published in Garstang ‘Excavations at Hierakonpolis, at Esna, and in Nubia’ (1906), Annales du service des Antiquités de L’Égypte, Vol.VIII, pl. XII.2, entitled ‘Ivory comb from Kostamneh, Nubia, 2. carving with archaic emblems’.