Bone comb
Room 2



Bone comb

Place of execution unknown
Chalcolithic-early Bronze Age (2200 - 1500 BC)
Bone, cut, polished and incised
4.8 x 9.2 x 1 cm
From the Cova de les Grioteres, Vilanova de Sau (Osona)
MEV 11066

Within the wide variety of elements made of bone during recent prehistory, particularly outstanding are the so-called “combs”. Generally made of ox bone, they are rectangular in shape and have teeth with the ends flattened and one or two perforations on the back. Their formal characteristics have led to them being considered work tools related to either the decoration of pottery by the making of impressions, or the making of fabrics, being used as a thistle head to card possible balls of cotton or wool. Three “combs” are known of in Catalonia, found in the vicinity of the Ter river basin. But similar elements can be found in other areas of the Iberian Peninsula with similar chronologies.

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