SOLD: Rare & Stunning Ancient Persian Bath Scrubber Kashan fritware
This is a beautifully designed small work of art in the form of a caracal.
The caracal is a small wild cat similar to a Lynx and lives in Persia and can be found in early Persian art such as paintings, pottery and metalwork.
It fits wonderfully in the hand and is very tactile.
It is shaped to be easily held and gripped and the base has been left unglazed and ‘rough’ as it was meant to be used in the bath to rub on the skin in the same way as a loofah or pumice stone.
The thumb fits snugly and securely under the chin so it can be held tightly while rubbing against the skin with soap/oil.
Referred by some experts as “bath scrapers”, they were often made in the Kashan region in the shape of an animal as can be seen by the mice/hedgehogs illustrated in the “Al Sabah Collection of Early Islamic Ceramics” by Oliver Watson.
This ancient work of art is in excellent condition with minor wear commensurate with age.
It would look amazing on a desk as a paperweight or decoration.
It measures (L) 2.8 inches x (H) 1.9 inches x (W) 1.5 inches.
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