A large rare Tibetan cane shield, 15th century or earlier

3785 v2
3785 1 v2
3785 3
3785 2

Item ref: 3785

  • Tibet
  • Wood, rattan, iron, gold
  • 84 cm / 33 in

Provenance:

Jeremy Pine, 1977
Private collection, Madrid, 1977 - 2018

This shield is formed from a continuous spiral of willow covered with rattan and painted red and black.  It has a central iron boss with a gold damascened key pattern round the edge.

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