A stunning ceremonial shield from Awadh, Lucknow
May have been connected to the court of Begum Hazrat Mahal
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 with damage to the edge and some spots on the main body. Paint peeling along the edges. One of the metal studs is loose.
Estimated to be from the mid 1800s or earlier.
Perfect for a serious collector / museum
SIMILAR EXAMPLE: National Museum, Delhi