Pair of Indian Dhal Shields – late 19th early 20th
The Dahl Shield is a type of handheld shield that originated in India, then later spread to Persia. The shields shows an intricate form of metalwork technique from the past.Some Dahl Shields are nearly flat while others, like this pair, are more convex. It is hold by two handles fastened to ring bolts that pass through the shield and are riveted to bosses on the outside. Between the handles there is a square cushion for the knuckles to rest again.
All dimensions are without the mounting