A stunning ceremonial shield from Awadh, Lucknow
It has been decorated with fine painting with 3 dimensional effects
Cloth to hold the shield still intact but in fragile condition.
Fair / poor condition in some sections with damage to the edge and some spots on the main body. Paint peeling along the edges. One of the metal studs is loose.
Overall it is a stunning work of art perfect for mounting as wall decor
Perfect for a serious collector / museum
SIMILAR EXAMPLE: National Museum, Delhi
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.