Lahore Shield

SMI 16: Lahore Shield.Date: Probably early nineteenth centuryLocation: The Royal Armouries, Leeds: Object number: XXVIA.140 This round shield is of watered steel, elaborately decorated with a border in gold koftgari. Presented by the East India Company in 1851. History The Shield has a surface of the metal inside the border are

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Sikh Helmet

SMI 17: Sikh HelmetDate: Probably nineteenth centuryPrevious location: Lahore, Punjab.Location: The Royal Armouries, Leeds: Object number: XXVIA.35 A Sikh Helmet moulded into a shape resembling the Sikh turban. This is one of a small number of helmets, probably made in Lahore, with skulls or bowls shaped in the form of

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