Gilded Indian Shield or Dhal

Kutch - Modern day Gujarat

Late 19th Century

This fine intricately pierced and chased ceremonial shield portrays the Hindu deities Shiva and his wife Parvati, Hanuman, the monkey God and Kali the goddess of time, change and destruction.  Other winged figures represent different manifestations of the gods.
To the reverse of the shield is the original red velvet pad and handles.

1789 / 3084
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