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It is unusually large in comparison to the rest of the similar shield we would offer in the past. Of a round convex form with four domes and a hammered lion head at the center this shield is richly decorated with silver inlay Arabic inscriptions. The engraving and silver inlay are very elaborate and form a nice ensemble. It is a beautiful and quite rare ceremonial Dhal shield. D: 29 in., (74 cm.) Second half of the 19th century. Note: the last image which depicts two shields is provided as a size reference only. The smaller shield (on the right) is not a part of this lot. Dimensions: D: 29 in., (74 cm.) Very good for the age. Minor signs of wear, no dents.

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It is unusually large in comparison to the rest of the similar shield we would offer in the past. Of a round convex form with four domes and a hammered lion head at the center this shield is richly decorated with silver inlay Arabic inscriptions. The engraving and silver inlay are very elaborate and form a nice ensemble. It is a beautiful and quite rare ceremonial Dhal shield. D: 29 in., (74 cm.) Second half of the 19th century. Note: the last image which depicts two shields is provided as a size reference only. The smaller shield (on the right) is not a part of this lot. Dimensions: D: 29 in., (74 cm.) Very good for the age. Minor signs of wear, no dents.

Estimate 1 500 - 2 000 USD
Starting price 1 000 USD

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