18th century. See our A4480 for details of human sacrifice among the Khond. 15 ½” diameter, heavy beaten brass with the outer edges doubled by folding forward. 3#: 6 weight. Domed and hand-chiseled with decorative bands of stylized geometry. The center with a stylized floral burst motif. Four iron bosses. The reverse with, probably original, hide hand grips. Skillfully executed light hammer stipple to the field. Fine mottled patina with the copper-rich allow showing a gold to brown variegation. Ex: Thame Park Armoury, the collection of Sir Frank Bowden and the only example we have offered in 55 years.
Stock Number: A3589

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