A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at least.
North Indian shield entirely made of wootz, including its bosses.
Peculiar shield with catching hook, used by the Santali people of Bengal.
Made of thick lacquered hide, with a single brass boss
With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
A set for the beginning collector.
From Tamil Nadu. With clean lines and precise geometry.
Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a Nepalese client.
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
A very fine example retaining its original lacquered shaft.
With a lozenge pattern of brass rings.
An unusual type with a broad leaf-shaped head with deep sunken panels.
An interesting Indian dhal, a small shield that was signed by its maker from Gujarat.
A nice example of a rare type of weapon from the Sinhalese arsenal.
A south Indian spearhead with a thick double-edged, symmetrical leaf-shaped
With leaf-shaped blade with strong ribbed feature on either side.
A large example of a type called sang.