20th century Indian bronze scale remover. This small bronze piece has the stylized form of a peacock on top; an openwork top and sides; and many raised rivet like projections on the bottom. When this piece is held in the hand it fits the palm and fingers very nicely. This is the very way in which it is to be held, because the rivet like projections on the bottom side are to be scraped against the bottom of the feet to remove dry skin areas. It is a semi abrasive element to clean the feet, which is part of a person preparing to go to a temple.
Age: 19th Century
Size: 1.5 x 2.75 x 1.25 inches