Artwork : ArchiveNo00150

Comb 1545






Contributor Name Mary Rose
Contributor Image Andy_Elkerton.jpg

Location Portsea
Collection Date 06.06.08 2.10pm
Artefact Name Comb
Artefact Description The object is made of boxwood. Good condition. Two-sided and light brown in colour. One side with fine teeth (to get rid of fleas / lice!) and the other has wide teeth.
9.4 x 6.7cm
Artefact Date 1545
Artefact Stored Mary Rose store
Artefact Form

Artefact Image Comb.jpg
Sample Taken Chip from middle tooth of comb
Sample Image

History of Artefact Most people on the ship would have had one of these. Approximately seventy combs were found some still had knits in them!
The Mary Rose Trust was formed in 1979. There were six hundred people on the ship.
It was found at the bow of the ship on the Orlop deck.
It was found in the 1978 excavation. The Mary Rose Trust was formed in 1979.
Historian Andy Elkerton
Previous Owners A seaman
Special Memories

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