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copper platter
  • Africa
  • copper platter, late 1800s–1950
  • Where object was made: Africa?
  • copper, hammering, stamping, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5.5 x 31.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 1/8 x 12 3/8 in
  • Gift of Dr. Curt Von Wedel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0195

This round hammered copper tray's interior bottom is decorated with stamped and incised designs. There is a central design with two bands, each delineated by two bands of small stamped circles. The center design is an incised flower with four leaf-like designs. There are four incised leaves in the middle band. The outermost band has 12 incised leaves. The sides have vertical ridges and the rim has incised oblique lines.