Display Stand

Astronomy

Accession Number: 2018.ast.100 (DAA-0084)

Description:

This is an octagonal piece of plywood, painted green, with a circular indentation in the centre.

Primary Materials: Wood

Dimensions (cm):

Length = 24.1, Width = 24.1, Height = 1.2

Function:

This object is likely for the display of an object that fits into the circular indentation.

Condition:

Good: The wood is chipped in places, particularly around the edge and around the rim of the indentation. There is a split in the centre of the indentation. Both the chips and the split have been painted over, suggesting they occurred before the wood was painted (or repainted).

Manufacturer: Locally made

Provenance:

This object was likely moved from the David Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill in 2008, upon the sale of the observatory. It was stored at the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics until 2017, when it was moved to a new storage location in McLennan Physical Laboratories.