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brass stand
  • Maranao peoples
  • brass stand, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Lanao del Sur, Philippines
  • brass
  • Object Height/Diameter: 21 x 26.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 8 1/4 x 10 3/8 in
  • Gift of Charles K. Warriner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2984
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The goblet shaped brass stand used to hold other vessels. The hollow round stem widens at the bottom as a foot. It is decorated with triangular and oval cutouts to leave a band of vertical oval outlines. There is a second band of similar decoration where the stem flares.

The "cup" portion has a rounded bottom with a flared lip and a decorative element at the bottom of the cup. The cup is decorated with band of dark triangles alternating with brass colored triangles decorated with lines. The decorative element at the bottom is a series of scallops with scrolled edges. The flaring rim of the cup is decorated with cutouts: the low band looks like a diamond with a circle at the lateral points and the higher band looks like diamonds with sides curving inwards. The overall effect is a rim created of petal-like elements.