an astrolabe, I think?
click to see the intricate detail
(I'm busy painting, so posting photos from my time in Turkey
I think that artists might often find the same designs,
when starting with a particular plant
& these have something of the innocence of
a lovely delicate wood carving
one of my favourite pieces
& who wouldn't want to store their brushes in these?
I wonder if such splendid craftspeople are still at work?