This brass Syrian lobed star tray has a great deal of detail and texture to it's traditional Mamluk design, The rim is edged in a foliate chain, repeating in two more interior rings outlining the star itself. All six lobes contain Islamic script cartouches. The center of the tray features a wheel of Islamic script. The word Syria is stamped on the front of the tray, common with early 20th C. pieces fabricated for tourists. Meticulously hand carved, the fabrication of this type of metalwork is a dying art. Measuring 18", and weighing nearly 3 pounds.This piece is estimated to be 70-90 years old.