The surface of bright steel profusely decorated with an etched design, the sides of the comb are embellished with scrolls terminating with Armorini supporting circular medallion portraits, the skull enriched with vertical bands with panels containing warriors.
Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from the Meyrick Sale, through Christie, Manson & Woods, February 21, 1922 for $121.49; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., August 31, 1942 for $84.
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 1047, Art. #6, Album 7, p. 32