Object Title

Shield

Shield

Date

1701-1730

Object Number

XXVIA.140

Provenance

Presented by the Hon. East India Co., 1851.

Physical Description

This round shield is of watered steel, elaborately decorated with a border in gold koftgari. On the surface of the metal inside the border are overlaid two very stylised peacocks and two short-legged animals that might be mongooses. The interior is lined with red velvet, the same material being used to cover the two grips.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The diameter is 416 mm. Weight: The weight of the shield is 1.95 kg.

Associations

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, london, 1859, no. xv.33, p.95.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.109, p.11.