Mane comb

identifier

MOT V 2012.0523

morphology

craft

holotype

MOT V 2008.0100 L=9,5cm WD=3,5cm WT=22gr

holotype

MOT V 2012.0523 L=14cm WD=7cm WT=86gr
description

A mane comb is a short comb with long thick teeth (approx. 2 - 3.5 cm long, 1 mm thick) made of horn, bronze, copper or aluminum that removes dust and straw from the mane of a horse; it is not recommended to use this tool on the tail as it would rip out the hair (1).

A special model is mounted on a short perpendicular handle (2).

See also the currycomb which is sometimes combined. [MOT]

(1) BENOIST-GIRONIERE: 114.

(2) Nouveau Larousse Illustré: s.v. peigne.