Antique 18th century Indo Persian Islamic Shield

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Antique 18th century, Indo Persian shield Separ- Dhal. DETAILS: circular convex form shield of brown translucent rhino hide, upturned rim, four brass bosses in the form of stylized flowers affixed around gold painted central medallion. On the outer surface four ring-bolts for the rope – to hold the shield. Approximately: 45cm (17 3/4 in) in diameter.

Similar shields are in the famous collections of National Museum New Delhi, Military Museum Tehran and Niavaran Palace Museum

REFERENCES: (1)"Arms and Armor from Iran” by Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani. (2) "Indian Armours in the National Museum Collection Catalogue" by G.N.Pant and K.K.Sharma.

Item Details

Reference #:
ES361
Quantity
1
Category
Militaria & Weapons
Department
Antiques
Year
18th century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
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Weight
Unknown
Condition
Good
Material