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Egg Plate

Title: Egg Plate
Location/Region: Luč, Baranja
Chrolonology: 1900 - 2000
Museum: Etnographic Museum in Belgrade
Country: Serbia
Culture: Croatiа, Catholic, rural
Material: Wood
Dimensions: Girth 27 cm
Production Technique: Wood turning


Made of pear tree. Round in shape. There is a round hole in the middle, and 12 smaller egg-shaped dents around used for placing the eggs. Between each dent there is a carved rosette. Around the plate there is a wide stripe with intersected patterns with engraved names: Božo, Marko, Magda, Marta. The plate is set on four small pyramidal legs. It is used for holding Easter eggs.