If this cool vintage piece requires a function, it would be as a shallow bowl or a wall plaque (has tiny hole for brass screw.) But one would probably prefer to see it unencumbered with its hip, de-bossed, symbology for the twelve signs of the zodiac and their affiliated planetary signs. The sun and moon are also rendered centrally. The 8″ diameter piece is marked “Korea” and was originally cast in a beautiful pinkish brass. Super hip piece!