Object Title

Shield (separ)

Shield (separ)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIA.130 b

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Engraved and gilt almost en suite with the helmet, but each cartouche depicts either two horsemen confronting each other or two men seated or standing. Again the construction involves a central plate with a separate border riveted on. The boss is inscribed 'al sultan 'Abd al-Malik Mardan'.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The diameter is 405 mm. Weight: The weight of the shield is 1.85 kg.

Associations

Places Persia

Bibliographic References

L. Kalus, 'Inscriptions arabes et persanes sur les armes musulmanes de la Tour de Londres', Gladius, XV, 1980, pp. 19-78.

Notes

VALUED WITH HELMET