Antique 19th century Islamic Indonesian Shield With Arabic Calligraphy
A splendid antique 19th century,Islamic, Indonesian shield of circular convex form and the flat outer rim made of hand-forged copper, applied with finely hand cut brass script in Arabic calligraphy, soldered to the surface of the shield and adorned with brass rosette repousee and pierced in lotus flower heads, four domed brass bossesm and four elaborate plaques, the repousee is pierced with arabesque design. The back of the shield is affixed with a wood handle fitted in copper mounts.
Diameter: 37.5 cm (14 3/4 in)
CONDITION: In good condition, showing age and usage.