A North Indian hide shield dhal

Item:
892
Region:
India
Type:
Armour
Description:
A North Indian hide shield dhal, 18th century of thick black lacquered hide, fitted with 4 gilt copper bosses and a crescent; inside the velvet covered knuckle pad has 4 gilt copper rings and shaped washers attached by gold damascened iron bolts, small incised Arabic inscription towards the edge. Good age patina, the gilding worn as shown.
Metrics:
Diameter 13¾” (35cms)
Price:
£395