Achaemenid style Persian (or Persian-influenced) Ivory comb

The information below on the Persian (or Persian-influenced) ivory comb was passed to by Professor Yuri Stoyanov. The below image and caption is from a text from the Biblical Archaeological Review: “Ashkelon Discovered“, L. Stager, 1991, page 30. As noted by Professor Stoyanov:

The text…naturally downplays the Achaemenid cultural impact on the “Holy Land“.

Professor Stoyanov is currently engaged in research on the Fatemid period at Ashkelon. Note that his works on the exhibition of Persian manuscripts in Bulgaria have been of major importance in Iranian Studies.