Indian Dhal Buckler shield made from semi translucent hide

An attractive small Indian shield Dhal, made from thick semi translucent hide. The edges and centre applied with gilt decoration, some yellowed old varnish, four fluted protruding flower-shaped bosses underlaid with red fabric roundels. The revers with four rings originally holding handstraps, further decoration to the rim, small inked inscription to centre. 12 inches diameter.

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