University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:81-11-28
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: India
Section:Asian
Materials:Skin
Fabric
Iron
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1981

Description

Domed circular shield of thick hide (?). Face originally had four large bosses of copper (?). One is missing. There are also two smaller bosses and a crescent-shaped piece of metal attached. The grip is of two velvet bands and a velvet pad--the bands are attached with iron rings. The design is reflective of shields from India and Bhutan.


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