18th C. Safavid Pierced Iron and Gold Inlaid Dhal Shield (ID: i149)
18th C. Safavid Pierced Iron and Gold Inlaid Dhal Shield
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A gorgeous and large example of late 18thC.-19th c. Qajar period Persian shield sipar. This example has very finely pierced iron designs throughout and is overlaid with godl koftgari and also brass inlays which create an elegant design. A very nice example, with a disk of copper underneath the pierced work which if cleaned would make the inside of the piercework shine with a reddish lustre which can be seen in a few spots. OAL 21". CLICK ON THUMBNAL TO SEE MORE IMAGES.