Picture 23 of 31 from Oriental Arms and Armour

DHAL, Shield
1840

India

Copper, painted and enamelled

diam.: 45 cm

Circular shield of Indian origin, in copper, painted and enamelled. The decoration of this piece is arranged in concentric bands, from the central finial.

The interior band displays a continuous pattern in a vegetal and floral theme.

A smooth freeze separates it from the exterior band, which displays several lions while hunting, holding prey with their claws, surround by thick foliage.

The reverse displays part of the original lining.

Bibl.: Cameron Stone, 1999, pp. 206-207, 209, fig. 258

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