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Zoomorphic exfoliant

Museum of Natural History of Venice

Museum of Natural History of Venice

African ethnographic object of home furnishing. It is an exfoliant for the feet, made in black terracotta shaped as a crocodile and richly decorated with floral engravings. The active part is the base, where checkered notches allow the hygienic use of the object (G. Miani African collection).

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  • Title: Zoomorphic exfoliant
  • Rights: Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia
  • Origin: Africa, Egypt
  • Date: before 1860
  • Catalogue number: MSNVE-7503
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