SOLD Antique 18th century Islamic Indo-Persian Mughal large Shield Dhal Separ

SOLD Antique 18th century Islamic Indo-Persian Mughal large Shield Dhal Separ

SKU: ES890

SOLD Antique 17th-18th century Islamic Indo-Persian Mughal large shield Dhal- Separ of circular convex form, made of black painted buffalo hide. The center is set with four iron domed bosses, with rosette shaped and pierced collars, with traces of gold inlaid. The outer surface affixed by stuffed leather cushion, and four ring-bolts for straps to hold the shield.


REFERENCES: A similar shields dated to the 17th -18th century are published in the following references.

1. An almost identical shield from the collection of the Royal Armouries Tower of London, is illustrated in the book, Oriental Armour by H. Russell Robinson published 1967. Plate. XXI. D

Please see the last picture in the listing.


2. Indian Armours in the National Museum Collection Catalogue, by G.N.Pant and K.K.Sharma, Page 169Figure 49 .

3. Arms and Armor from Iran: The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period, by Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani, Page 667. Shield from Military Museum Teheran attributed to shah Ismail Safavid (1502-1524 A.D.).

4. Persian and Indo-Persian Arms and Armour of 16th-19th Century from Polish Collection, by Chodynski, Antoni; Lech Kobylinski Malbork Castle Museum, 2000, Page 264 Figure 96.

The buyer will be provided with copies of the pages from the mentioned references, together with a certificate of authenticity.

Diameter: 49 cm (19.29 inches)

CONDITION: The shield is in good condition considering its age of 300- 200 years old, showing age and usage, some age wear overall.

This type of the large black painted hide shields was very fashionable amongst the Mughal and Persian royalties and aristocracy during the 17th-18th century, which can be seen on the Mughal miniatures of this period time.