London, South Kensington
6 October 2008
A FINE GOLD DAMASCENED WATERED STEEL SHIELD, POSSIBLY PUNJAB, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
Of circular form with four bosses, with a wide band of very fine damascene deer and birds amongst foliage intersected by lobed cartouches containing inscriptions in nasta'liq, thin double band either side, each bosse with birds in combat amongst flowers, the interior with original brown velvet lining and attachment loops - 14in (35.5cm) diameter
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