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Title: 1898M38 The Lahore Shield
Description: 1898M38
The Lahore Shield, 1830
Blued steel, ovelaid with gold.
Maker Unknown
Made in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Pattern on the shield border represents constellations of real and zodiacal animals. In the centre the four mounted figures represent Maharaja Ranjit Singh with his one of his sons, Sher Singh, and two generals.
Keywords:
Precious metal/Gold
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Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
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Armour
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Shield
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Metalwork
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Metal
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Steel
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South Asia
   
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0
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Credit Line: Presented by G A Meakin.