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Ivory comb with a representation of sphinxes in two zones and a rosette at the centre of the back. Spata of Attica, chamber tomb, 14th – 13th cent. BC.

It is one of the best preserved combs of the Mycenaean period, with elaborate decoration and long and fine teeth. The decoration on the back, on both sides, is divided in two zones and depicts sphinxes, the mythical animals with the head of a woman and the body of a winged lion.

 
 
 
 
 
     
     
                    
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