Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Lebanon
  • bowl, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Lebanon
  • metal, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/8 x 5 1/2 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1261

The silver-colored bowl is incised with gold-colored metal decoration. A narrow band of decoration at the top is defined by two narrow gold colored bands. There are blocks of gold color and highly stylized leaf-like designs. The wider middle band is defined by the bottom gold band and another, between which are oblique stripes of gold color and more stylized leaf-like designs and lines, which may be tree branches. The bottom most band extends from the bottom gold band to the foot of the bowl, and has stylized leaf designs incised.