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Persian silver on copper oval tray with Ghalamzani engravings of birds and animals
This is an oval Persian silver on copper tray with intricate Ghalamzani engravings of birds and animals. It shows lions, antelopes, some birds, flowers and trees. The tray is about 20" wide, 26" tall and weighs about 7 lb. Ghalamzani is the metalworking art technique involving hammering (gold, silver, copper or other materials), engraving, Repoussé and chasing to form detailed relief features and small engraved patterns. The animals have 3D relief features as well as finer engravings on the raised features.