St Albans
Ivory Liturgical Comb

A comb used in Christian liturgy and in the ceremonies in which bishops were anointed. On the face shown are the following scenes : Massacre of the Innocents, Adoration of the Magi, Dream of the Magi and Annunciation to the Shepherds.
Dimensions: H.85mm, W.115mm

Bibliography :
Beckwith 1972. Ivory Carving in Early Medieval England, No.65, ills 128-9; Williamson, P., 1984. in G. Zarnecki, J. Holt, and T. Holland, English Romanesque Art, (Arts Council of Great Britain) 220, 197
Location and accession details
London, Victoria and Albert Museum A.27-1977

(Photo: ©Victoria and Albert Museum)

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