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Hammam Soap Case (Turkey)

Price: €475,00
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Country: Turkey

Material: Tin

Size: H: 15 cm [5.9 inch], W: 17 cm [6.7 inch]

: A wonderful antique old soap case from a Christian Hammam.These cases were used at the Hamam, or Turkish baths. They were usually a metal container, with a handle, and perforated on the bottom. They were to hold the soap (holes in the bottom are for the water to drain). The case is beautifully decorated with the Christian symbols like the cross and the fish. The date of this case in uncertain but looking at the tear and wear, I would think it is very old.