Indian Dhal, a Round Buckler Shield Composed of Lacquered Crocodile Skin with Four Decorative Silver Bosses

An Interesting Indian Dhal, a Round Buckler Shield Composed of Lacquered Crocodile Skin with Four Decorative Silver Bosses
First half 19th Century
Size: 46cm dia. – 18 ins dia. (max)
Dhal were used in Persia as well as in India as a means of defence on foot or horseback. They are nearly always round made of steel, leather or hide decorated with ornamental bosses. The hide shields are often covered with lacquer to make them appear to be translucent.

Indian Dhal, a Round Buckler Shield Composed of Lacquered Crocodile Skin with Four Decorative Silver Bosses

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