Indo Persian Mugal Dhal Shield

$ 182

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Diameter: 38cm ( 15 inch)

Wheight: 880g

Age: Mid 20th Century

  • Solid Steel
  • Beautifully Ornate
  • Hand Crafted
  • Made in India
  • 20th Century

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Indo Persian Mugal Dhal Shield

Indo Persian Mugal Dhal Shield  الضال أو is made using koftgari iron art work to decorate the shield. A very beautiful and collectible vintage indian mughal all steel shield/dhal with hand engraved Arabic calligraphy. It also have four bosses and back side cloth . Item has nice aging patina.

This Beautiful Dhal has the Name of Allah ( Arabic: الله‎, translit. AllāhIPA: [ɑɫˈɫɑː(h)]) is the Arabic word for God in Abrahamic religions) in the center. Read More

This Indo Persian Mugal Dhal Shield has what appears to be the Muqattaʿāt around the perimeter, the Muqattaʿāt (Arabic: حروف مقطعات‎ ḥurūf muqaṭṭaʿāt “disjoined letters” or “disconnected letters”;[1] also “mysterious letters”) are combinations of between one and five Arabic letters figuring at the beginning of 29 out of the 114 surahs (chapters) of the Quran just after the Bismillah. The letters are also known as fawātih (فواتح) or “openers” as they form the opening verse of their respective suras.

Koftgari is the Indian form of damascening which closely resembles the damascening found in Persia and Syria. The inlay process begins after the piece is molded and fully formed. The intended design is engraved into the base metal and fine gold or silver wire is then hammered into the grooves. Damascening is the art of inlaying different metals into one another—typically, gold or silver into a darkly oxidized steel background—to produce intricate patterns similar to niello. The English term comes from a perceived resemblance to the rich tapestry patterns of damask silk. Read More

Additional information

Weight0.88 kg
Dimensions38 × 38 × 2.5 cm


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