Burial Society Comb (Hevra Kaddisha Comb)

This silver comb was used in the preparation of a corpse for burial

Unknown Artist

Ground Level Arts Lab - Currently On View

The inscriptions on this comb identify it as belonging to the Burial Society of Mattersdorf (today Mattersburg), one of the so-called seven communities of the Burgenland (West Hungary).

Ground Level Arts Lab
Name: Burial Society Comb (Hevra Kaddisha Comb)
Artist: Unknown Artist
Location: Ground Level Arts Lab
Origin: Vienna, 1758
Medium: Silver
Dimensions: 2 15/16 in.x 5 11/16 in.
Credit: Gift of Georgette Grosz Spertus from the Maurice Spertus Collection
Catalog Number: 68.1.149