Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Lebanon
  • brazier, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Lebanon
  • copper, metal, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 43 x 41 cm height while assembled
    Object Height/Diameter: 16 7/8 x 16 1/8 in height while assembled
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3042.a,b,c

The round footed base (2007.3042.a) has an inset to hold coals (2007.3042.c) and a bowl for cooking (2007.3042.b).

The base has a round, domed foot decorated with slightly stepped bands. The stem is decorated with pairs of incised bands. There is a wide band of copper where the stem begins to flare near the top that is decorated with one large ridge and two small ridges. The base flares above this band to accomodate parts b and c, and there is a wide, flat lip at the top. There are two hinged handles. The fixed portion is two curlicues. The mobile portion is keyhole shaped with sets of short flaring elements at either end, as well a semi-circular addition.

The inset is round with a flat base and nearly straight sides for about 1/2 of the height. This portion is decorated with pairs of incised bands. Then the sides flare sharply, reflecting the shape of the interior of the base. This portion is decorated with slightly stepped bands.

The bowl is cone shaped with a flat base. There is a rim near the top that sits atop the inset, holding the top of the bowl with the handles above the inset. There are two hinged handles on the bowl.