King Djet’s comb

What you are looking at here is an ivory comb which belonged to King Djet of ancient Egypt.

This remarkable object was found in King Djets tomb in the ancient Egyptian city of Abydos in around 1904.

This ivory comb is a fascinating object as it belonged to the 4th Pharaoh of the unified (ancient) Egypt.

King Djet ruled Egypt for around a decade and his reign dates back to around 2980 BC.

The decoration on the kings comb expresses the relationship between the celestial god Horus (central to ancient Egyptian beliefs), shown as a falcon, and his earthly incarnation, the king.



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