Antique Omani Turs Buckler, parrying Shield, made of rhino hide, small size for a boy!

Antique Omani Buckler (Shield) made of rhino hide, small size for a boy!
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Very rare small Omani Buckler (Shield) for a young boy!

Made of rhino hide and with leather handle inside. With with brass fasteners outside  and rings inside.  Never seen another one of this size!  Diameter 19 cm Height 10 cm. 

 

 

Antique Omani Shield

Antique Omani shield

Arab Name: Turs / Dhal

Period: 1750-1900

Origin:  Oman Zanzibar

References:
  1. Guillain Voyage a la cote orientale d´Afrique execute pendant les annees 1846, 1847, 1848. Sous le commandement  de M. Guillain capitage de fregate. Publie par ordre du gouvernement.
  2. Oman a seafaring nation 1991 page 68
  3. The craft heritage of Oman Vol1 Richardson & Dorr p 455 item 116
  4. A Tribute to Oman volume VIII p 98 (The cutting edge) by Robert Richmond 
  5.  Silver jewelery of Oman by Jehan S Rajab 1997 p46
  6. The Arms and armour of Arabia by Robert Elgood   page 98 fig 10.2
  7. Catalog of the Oman exhibition in the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam 2009 page 146
  8. British Museum Ingrams collection collected by Harold Ingrams in the 1920´s in Zanzibar BM on-line collection number 2012,6030.65 Diameter 26 cm Height 14 cm Circular cone-shaped parrying-shield of animal hide (possibly rhinoceros hide) with two ornamental brass fasteners cast in star shapes on the front. The shield is turned with fine concentric circles on the front. The back of the shield includes a straight grip made of hide and a leather strap for suspension
  9. Tropenmuseum Amsterdam Inventory RV-74-60.  Amsterdam Diameter 24 cm dated before 1869. East Africa / Zanzibar