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1965T2580 H-Comb

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Title: 1965T2580 H-Comb
Description: 1965T2580
H-Comb, 1500-1600
Made in France or England
Pinto Collection - Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.
Richly carved boxwood combs were given as expensive love tokens in medieval times. The carver chose boxwood because it was the only wood with a sufficiently straight and dense grain to allow him to carve such fine teeth without splitting. He cut the teeth using a double-bladed saw called a stadda. A skilled craftsman with a steady hand could usually cut up to fifty teeth per inch.
Keywords:
Social history
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Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
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Wood
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Pinto Collection
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16th Century
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Hair
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Carved
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Treen
   
Usage Rights: CC0 - Public Domain
Size: 69.38 MB; 4256 x 2848 pixels; 360 x 241 mm (print at 300 DPI); 1126 x 754 mm (screen at 96 DPI);