Indo Persian Mugal Asma Ul Husna Shield

R 3,499

1 in stock

Diameter: 45cm ( 18 inch)

Wheight: 1496g

Age: Mid 20th Century

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

1 in stock

Description

Indo Persian Mugal Asma Ul Husna Shield

Indo Persian Mugal Asma Ul Husna Shield or Dhal 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.

And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allâh, so call on Him by them, and leave the company of those who belie or deny (or utter impious speech against) His Names. They will be requited for what they used to do. (Surat Al-A’raf 7:180)

This Beautiful Dhal has some of the 99 Names of Allah  (Al Asma Ul Husna) in the center:

الْوَلِيُّ

Al-WaliyyThe Protecting AssociateThe Protecting Friend, The Supporter.

الرَّزَّاقُ

Ar-RazzaqThe Total ProviderThe Sustainer, The Provider.

as well as around the perimeter:

الْخَبِيرُ

Al-KhabeerThe All-Aware OneThe One who knows the truth of things.

الرَّافِعُ

Ar-RafiThe Elevating OneThe Exalter, The Elevator

الْبَاعِثُ

Al-Ba’ithThe Infuser of New LifeThe Resurrector, The Raiser (from death).

الْوَاجِدُ

Al-WaajidThe Pointing OneThe Perceiver, The Finder, The Rich who is never poor.

الْوَلِيُّ

Al-WaliyyThe Protecting AssociateThe Protecting Friend, The Supporter.

الرَّزَّاقُ

Ar-RazzaqThe Total ProviderThe Sustainer, The Provider.

الرَّحِيمُ

Ar-RaheemThe MercifulHe who acts with extreme kindness

الْوَاسِعُ

Al-Waasi’The All-Pervading OneThe Vast, The All-Embracing, The Knowledgeable.

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

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Weight1.5 kg
Dimensions45 x 45 x 2.5 cm

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