Description & Technical information

Shield made of hide with five gilt-copper bosses. Four of them containing floral forms with a precious stone inlaid in the middle of each boss. The boss at the top of the shield is portrayed with a double-lion blason. The centre of the shield is constructed from concentric circles with the symbol of the sun in its interior.

Date:  18th century
Period:  1600-1750, 1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  North India
Medium: Gilt-copper, Stone
Dimensions: 63 cm (24³/₄ inches)
Categories: Arms & armour, Oriental and Asian Art