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>>1786 Qajar cavalry
Subject: irregular armored cavalryman
Culture: Turco-Iranian
Setting: civil war, Zand-Qajar Persia mid-late 18thc
Objectشیلد separ shield

* National Museum of Scotland > Royal Museum
"ARMOUR  Iran  17th-18th Centuries  Circular shields were used by both infantry and cavalry.  They were inlaid with borders of protective inscriptions, foliage scroll and designs based on figure motifs.  Prominent decorative bosses cover the attachments of the inner handle rings."

* National Museum of Scotland > Royal Museum
18th-19th Century  
The shield is inlaid with a handsome image of the lion and sun, the emblem of the Qajar rulers of Iran from 1786 to 1925.  It is also inscribed with the name of the owner, Ahmad Beg the Kurd, and a date corresponding to 1805."

* National Museum of Scotland > Royal Museum
Iran 18th-19th 
The shield here illustrates the continued use of graceful foliage and an inscription hand inlaid in gold."

* American Museum of Natural History > Stout Hall of Asian Peoples

* Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art > Permanent Collections
"Damascened Metal Shield

* Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art > Weapons and Warriors: The Art of Armaments
"Persian Dahl or Round Shield
wood, metal   ...
The Dahl is worn by passing your arm through two handles on the back.  The two handles are fastened by ring bolts which are riveted to the four bosses on the face of the shield.  These are often very finely ornamented."

* Dallas Museum of Art 
Persian: c. 1760
Bronze with silver, brass, and enamel inlay"  ...

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