Birka Comb, BJ 581, Bone

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  • Size: 6.9" x 2" (17.5 x 5 cm)
  • Hand-crafted
  • Authentic Viking design 
  • Material: Bone from cattle
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Handmade bone comb that has been carefully reconstructed from the find in grave Bj 581 in Birka. The comb is quite large in comparison with most other Viking Age finds, which requires larger, rarer sheets of bone to craft. 

The comb was found in grave Bj 581 and belonged to a 10th Century professional warrior who had also been buried with a sword, an axe, a spear, armour-piercing arrows, a battle knife, two shields, and two horses, one mare and one stallion. DNA analysis in 2017 revealed the warrior to be a female.

Grimfrost reconstructed the comb for the Birka Museum's 2020 Exhibition where a number of graves were fully recreated. The original comb was carefully documented at the Swedish History Museum in order to get an accurate reconstruction from the 1100 year old piece. 

Link to the original find at the Swedish History Museum:

Product number: 3700

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