Source: In common use
Ḍhāl (ढाल) is the Hindi word for "shield". Indian shields are usually made of cured hide, often buffalo, but for the most prized shields rhinoceros hide was used. All-metal shields are also encountered.
There are usually four bosses on the front, with rings on the back for handle straps. In earlier periods, shields with 1 or 6 bosses are also seen.
Some Indian shields light up a nice amber color in backlight.
This particular shield is Nepalese or Indian for a Nepalese client.
Listed at Mandarin Mansion in 2020.