Well-executed decorative shield, dhal, from the Jaipur School of Art, made from embossed and parcel gilt copper. The shield is decorated with 4 oval cartouches containing 2 scenes of tigers overcoming animals, and 2 scenes of warriors overcoming tigers; the main body with flowers, foliage and 4 lionâs head bosses.
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shield (weapons: accessories)
1 item (description level: whole)
- Broad category
- Anthropology: Ethnography
- Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name: shield (weapons: accessories)
object name: shield (weapons: accessories)
- Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, South Asia, Asia
- Additional place information
made or collected: Jaipur
- Date made
- late 19th or early 20th century
- Additional date information
date made: late 19th or early 20th century
- Materials & techniques
- Additional material & technique information
material: copper (overall)
- overall: 41 mm x 370 mm
- Additional measurement information
overall: 41 mm x 370 mm
- Such shields were the product of encouragement to manufacture principally for export, and were offered for sale in various exhibitions including the Great Exhibition (Crystal Palace 1851), Jeypore Exhibition (1883), and Indian Art at Delhi (1903). The Jaipur School of Art was awarded First Prize with gold medal for the Copper and Bronze class, and also for the Brass class at the 1903 Delhi Exhibition. Perhaps the most celebrated Jaipur shield maker of the period was Ganga Baksh. See T.H. Hendley âMemorials of the Jaipur Exhibition 1883, Sir G. Watt âIndian Art at Delhi 1903. Being the official catalogue of the Delhi Exhibition, 1902-1903â, Calcutta 1903, and Chandramani Singh (editor) âTreasures of the Albert Hall Museum, Jaipurâ Ahmedabad, 2009. Jonathan Barrett. 2014.
- Record created 2006-01-13 by DPARR
- Record last updated 2017-03-30 by XGVIEWS
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