Object Title

Shield (dhal)

Shield (dhal)

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

XXVIA.48

Provenance

Presented by the Indian Government, 1861. From the Indian Disarmament of 1859.

Physical Description

Of dark brown buffalo hide, circular and convex. There are four shallow iron bosses decorated in fine gold koftgari which retain the loops for the hand grips inside. The pad and pair of leather grips are covered in green velvet.

Dimensions

Dimensions: diameter 55.8 cm (22.0 in) Weight: The weight of the shield is 2.3 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, addendum to the Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1865, no. Ad.246, p. 8.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.86, p. 24.