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    Armor: Large Antique Indo-Persian Islamic "Sun of Splendor" Steel Shield Dhal Separ and Bazuband, Nineteenth Century. The shield, of circular convex form, has chiseled decoration with floral and fowl motifs. The center is decorated with a face within a sixteen-ray star in gold koftgari and set with four domed bosses (one missing), also with gold koftgari. The shield has a border of calligraphic Arabic script in silver and an edge with an applied brass band. It measures 17.5" in diameter. The Persian arm guard, the bazuband, is of solid wootz steel with dramatically hand-chiseled lobed cartouches containing mounted huntsmen and animals. The lobes are surrounded with arabesque borders of gold koftgari. The bazuband has two back panels with the same decoration affixed by chain mail of rounded links and remnants of the interior padding. It has an overall length of 14.5". A few broken or missing links on the bazuband. Also, two leather backed pieces of chain mail. Not a matched set. Very good.

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    November, 2011
    12th Saturday
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