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Shield

Object Number:81-11-28
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: India
Bhutan
Section:Asian
Materials:Skin
Fabric
Iron
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1981

Description

Domed circular shield of thick hide (possibly Rhino skin). 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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