Liturgical combs of ivory were used after the 5th century, the most famous still extant being the comb of Saint Lupus (623).
As an emblem in Christian art it is associated with
- Saint Blaise, commemorative of his flesh being torn with iron combs
- “comb”. . Saints.SQPN.com. 5 December 2010. Web. 23 May 2013. <http://saints.sqpn.com/comb/>