Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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tray for betelnut boxes
  • unknown Maranao maker
  • tray for betelnut boxes, late 1800s–1959
  • Where object was made: Lanao del Sur, Philippines
  • brass
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 7 x 11.5 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of Charles K. Warriner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3007

The sides of the rectangular box-like tray are decorated with cutouts leaving a vaguely botanical design that repeats. It has a flat bottom with no feet. The bottom is also decorated with cutouts of crescent shapes and triangles, giving an overall impression of a pattern that mirrors from the center. There is a small, square ridge at the top and bottom edge.