Animation of the Day: Bone Brush Back

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory

915_FF_BrushToday’s animation is a replica of a bone brush back.The bristles from this brush have rotted away, but when it was complete, the brush would have been used to maintain a woman’s hair.This 18th century bone brush back was found at George Washington’s Ferry Farm and belonged to George’s mother Mary or his sister Betty.  A video produced for Instagram by Archaeology in the Community in the Virtual Curation Laboratory features Olivia McCarty discussing the object, using a printed version made with a MakerBot Replicator.  The InstaGram video can be found here:

Categories: 18th century, Animation of the day, Gallery, George Washington's Ferry Farm, worked bone | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

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