From the William Fagan Ltd. Collection

This shield is unique in our experience and literature. It is of elegant yet conventional form, but uniquely made in two pieces with the central 10 3/4" from an earlier shield, very finely chiseled in naturalistic foliage surrounding gold bordered panels of high relief fully modeled, rather than the usually encountered Damascus (koftgari), silver floral splays. The use of naturalistic foliage decoration was discontinued in Mogul art after the succession of Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal, dating the original shield to the first half of the 17th century. The outer segment, indistinguishably seamed to the original, is chiseled in panels of Koranic calligraphy flanked by bands of foliage. The edge is reinforced with an iron bead decorated in gold. The adaptation of the shield suggests a Mogul shield of such quality and importance as to warrant the replacement of the perimeter segment which undoubtedly bore praise to the deposed ruler, with one reflecting Islamic devotion.


Stock Number: FNS8408


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Certificate of Authenticity

All items purchased from Faganarms are accompanied by a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity with the name of the item and its unique item number for future reference.

Certificates are suitable for display with your item, and can easily be mounted in a 8½" x 5½" frame. Our certificates are printed on an acid free 65lb cardstock. This means your certification will not turn yellow or deteriorate over time.


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Faganarms offers two types of payment plans to help you purchase this special piece for your collection.

Standard Payment Plan (4 Months)

For orders totaling $100 or more, our Standard Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 4 equal payments with the first payment required as a deposit. The balance will be due within 4 months, and your order will be shipped to you upon receipt of the final payment.

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Extended Payment Plan (12 Months)

For orders totaling $600 or more, our Extended Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 12 equal monthly payments, with the first months payment being required as a deposit.

Pay just $575.00 today with 11 additional monthly payments of $575.00.

All payment plans are extended as a courtesy to our customers with no interest or fees.
It's important that the payment schedule be followed. Your order will be shipped upon receipt of final payment.

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