Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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hanging tray
  • Lebanon
  • hanging tray, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Lebanon
  • brass, incising
  • Object Diameter: a) 28.5 cm
    Object Diameter: a) 11 1/4 in
    Object Height/Diameter: b) 47 x 15 cm height includes legs
    Object Height/Diameter: b) 18 1/2 x 5 7/8 in height includes legs
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1251.a,b

The round brass tray has a band of Arabic script inside the lip. The center of the tray has an incised flower-like design. The portion from which the tray is suspended is roughly dome-shaped with two repeats of punched triangles and two repeats of debossed triangles, topped with a tree in a crescent shape. There is a rope-like band and the bottom edge is rimmed with brass discs on rings. Three zig zag shaped legs hold the tray. One leg has broken off of the top.