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Made parrying shield

Indian subcontinent, 19th century



Overall length
85 cm

Materials
brass, steel, blackbuck horns

Dating
19th century

Provenance
Belgian private collection


A fine parrying weapon from north India. Two blackbuck horns both fitted with metal spikes. A steel buckler adorned with a brass rim, four bosses and two crescents. A steel spike in the center of the buckle. Very good condition with a lovely patina.