This octagonal brass tray comprises a flat octagonal base in the middle from which rise eight shallow sloping walls on the sides. The base and the walls are advanced with finely engraved decorative motifs- in the centre a pair of peacocks in landscape surrounded by a floral border and on the side walls ten ornate leaves symmetrically placed.
The tray was meant for serving sweets and dry fruits on special occasion in aristocratic homes.


  • Title: Tray
  • Date Created: 1971/2000
  • Location: Uttar Pradesh
  • Physical Dimensions: L 34 cm x B 36 cm
  • Rights: Text © Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art/ Jyotindra Jain
  • Medium: Brass and Copper
  • Period: Late 20th Century

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