Finely detailed Qajar Persian pictorial medallion brass tray. It has twelve classic Mughal lobed insets with cartouches featuring scenes from traditional Persian daily life. There are also twelve medallions featuring Kings from Shahnameh, the ancient epic that spans 1000 years of Pre Islamic Persian history. The center resembles a carpet medallion. There is so much going on with this tray that you can look at it hundreds of times and keep discovering new elements to it. It has a rich and deep patina. This unique tray measures 35" in diameter and weighs 14 pounds.