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Shield: O.192-1879

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Formed of hide, circular and domed with a raised rim. Lacquered black inside and out. There are four iron bosses, onion-shaped with petalled flanges, at the centre, retaining iron loops inside with two leather straps and a square leather pad. The bosses are decorated with floral bands and petals. The surface inside and out is considerably chipped, especially around the suspension holes and at one side. At one edge two suspension holes are pierced

Legal notes

Given by Robert Taylor, MA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 48 cm
Weight: 1635 g

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1879) by Taylor, Robert, MA


18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - 1800 CE


Taylor notes, ‘leather shields, two used by Mohammedans, two by Hindoos’. Same workshop as O.193-1879.

Components of the work

Surface Of Hide composed of lacquer ( black)
Bosses composed of iron

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: adhesive

  • Text: 192
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.192-1879
Primary reference Number: 160139
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 1 October 2012 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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