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Antique Persian Shield (Sipar) Late 18th-19th Century - $1,100 (Maitland)

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condition: excellent
size / dimensions: 18-1/2" Diam
Iron Shields of this type were used by infantry and cavalry across Iran and India. Eight cartouches contain verses from the preface to the Persian poetry, demonstrating that apotropaic inscriptions were derived from a variety of sources, including poetry and prose. The choice of inscription suggests that the shield’s creator, rather than its owner, was asking for blessings, indicating that armorers and artisans were also active participants in the talismanic process.

Diameter: 18.5 inches / 47 cm
Depth: 3.5 inches / 9 cm
Condition: Great antique condition. Please see photos.

post id: 7749832500

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