Asian Tribal Art - Buckler, Santal Region, Northern India

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Buckler parrying shield
Santali people, Northern India
16-5/8 inches (42.2 cm) high by 8-3/8 inches (21.3 cm) wide
18th century
Ex. Grusenmeyer-Woliner, Brussels

A small yet stately iron parrying shield from the Santal region of Northern India. The ten conical domes may be brass or iron, and the surface is covered overall with an encrusted brown patina. Four loops on the reverse would have held leather straps.


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