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Ancient funerary comb

Description: In the past and still today, many cultures bury their loved ones with things they think they may need in the next life. This comb was uncovered from a Peruvian burial site. Combs were used on a daily basis by women and girls of ancient Peru to comb and style their hair. This comb may have been a valued possession by the deceased, used in her daily life. Her loved ones may have wanted her to keep it with her even after death. The woven pattern is typical of early Peruvian weavings.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: This file is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Geography: Peru
Subjects: Beauty, personal
Peru -- Antiquities
Burial customs
Indians of South America
Indians of South America -- Social life and customs

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