217 / museum pieces

an astrolabe, I think?

click to see the intricate detail
(I'm busy painting,  so posting photos from my time in Turkey
in 2010)

I think that artists might often find the same designs,
when starting with a particular plant

& these have something of the innocence of
Romanesque carvings..

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?