This is a small hand brush
It is from Egypt but the exact location is unknown. The Egyptians used small brushes for cleaning and dusting. This one perhaps shows signs of wear on one side, from use. Such brushes would not last long. Women could make their own or buy / barter them from a specialist brush-maker. This is a small hand brush It is made from reed. It is over 3,000 years old, dating to the 18th, 19th or 20th Dynasty (1550-3076 BCE) in the New Kingdom period.