This listing is for a 18th century Persian shield from the latter part of the Mogul Empire. It is a beautiful example.
It measures just over 16 1/2 inches in diameter. It has a steel base with a copper face. The copper has been worked to the steel and connected to it by a series of 19 rivets and 4 studs. The four studs each hold a raised boss on the front of the shield.
These studs also would be how the material handle of the shield would have been attached. The front of the shield is centered by an inscription in Arabic between the four bosses. The rest of the shield is completely covered in arabesque designs of palm leaves, flowing vines and cartouches filled with Arabic. This is in untouched as found condition. In it's day this would have been highly polished to impress an adversary.Beautiful Rare 18th Century Persian Mughal Shield Copper Plate Pinned to Steel. This listing is for one of two Indo-Persian items that I have personally bought from a wealthy former British Raj estate in Jaipur India. In it's day this would have been highly polished to impress an adversary and perhaps temporally blind him. The two handles which would have been connected to the four studs on the back of the shield are missing. Please see the photos as this is an important part of the description. Please see my other listings for a breast plate out of this same estate. Show off your items with Auctiva's Listing Templates. The item "Beautiful Rare 18th Century Persian Mughal Shield Copper Plate Pinned to Steel" is in sale since Friday, March 17, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "pg123" and is located in Saugerties, New York.
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