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copper platter
  • Africa
  • copper platter, late 1800s–1950
  • Where object was made: Africa?
  • copper, hammering, stamping, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 4.5 x 32.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 3/4 x 12 3/4 in
  • Gift of Dr. Curt Von Wedel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0193

This round hammered copper platter is incised and stamped with decorations on the interior bottom and the rim. The center design and two bands of decoration are defined by two bands of small stamped circles. The central design is an incised flower with four leaves. The middle band of decoration contains four incised leaves and the outermost band of decoration consists of fountain-shaped leaves. The rim has incised chevrons and is fluted.