Good Indian Dhal black shield with Silver bosses

Fine quality 18th or 19th century Indian Dhal shield. Convex circular shape with upturned rim for deflecting weapons, the shield is wholly lacquered in thick black, over a buffalo hide central shape. Fixed to the front are four silver bosses finely chiselled with frond decoration. The reverse with no handgrips, strung with a wire to display decoratively.


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