• Rare iranian box for religious purification (7)
  • Asia
  • Iran
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  • Very rare double side wooden box made for purification before saying one's prayers. The cover is gold painted with motifs similar to carpets evoking paradise. When you open the first side, religious miniature figures (probably Ali, sons and daughters-in law) are painted on paper under glass with Coranic verses. The second side is for usual tools: a mirror, a wooden comb carved with flowers and birds, a compass to turn toward Mecca. An empty hollow might contain in the past a small tool for cleaning ears, nails or teeth, but unfortunately lost.