The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Shield
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Iran
  • 19th century
  • Iron or steel, copper, tin and gold, damascened (Koftgari)
  • Diameter: 34.9 cm
  • Inscription: Couplets of Persian poetry
    Inscription: Forged statement stating shield was made in the reign of Shah Soliman Safavi
  • OA1834
  • Oriental Armoury
Further Reading
  • Laking, Guy Francis, 'Wallace Collection Catalogue: Oriental Arms and Armour', London: 1914