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Object Showcase - Revealed


Remember the mystery object posted on 22 March? We can reveal the item is...a beautiful handcarved comb.

We believe it was used by the Hadendowa clan who joined the Mahdist uprising against the British and Indian troops in the Sudan, North Africa in 1885. This item was recovered by a Royal Berkshire serviceman soon after the Battle of Tofrek on 22 March 1885.