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Magnificent 18th C. Shield from the Udaipur Maharana Sangram Singh II of Mewar

( ID: ia634 )

A truly wonderful example of Indian art. This example is contemporary with the shields in the Indian National Collection in New Delhi, and which are featured prominently in Pant's books "Indian armors from the National Collection: A Catalogue", pages 85-88.  This example is painted in the exact same manner and with similar design features, such as the glass knobs, and likewise made from rhinocerous hide, as those which belonged to the regent of the Udaipur, in the 1720's and 1730's, the Maharanah Sangram Singh II.  The imagery on the shield is in perfect condition and remains beautifully vivid.

A truly excellent work of art.

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