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18th Century Very Large Indian Hide Dhal

18th Century Very Large Indian Hide Dhal

Here we have a very large Dhal, which is constructed of thick animal hide, complete with four bosses, knuckle cushion and is sealed with a two tone lacquer. The Shield is still very strong considering its age, but looks to be missing its crescent or other emblems. These types of Dhal shields were common on the Indo Persian battlefield and this particular example most likely would have been worn on the back of a warrior due to its large size.

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