Meat Tray/Platter
Meat Tray/Platter
Meat Tray/Platter
Meat Tray/Platter

Meat Tray/Platter "ugqoko" - Zulu People, South Africa (4894)

$895.00
The meat tray was carved to be functional, but decorative at the same time. The styles & sizes of meat platters vary. Generally they consist of 1 large rectangular bowl with rounded corners flanked on each end by handles. More uncommon examples consist of 2 round bowls with a tray in the middle which it has been said to hold salt. Most have decorations carved into the underside of the platter. The platters are often times placed upside down over another platter to act as a cover. The platters were routinely smeared with the fat of ritually slaughtered animals which has been associated with the idea of ancestral protection.

Dimensions: 4.5"H x 14"W x 24.5"L

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