Dhal shield of animal hide finished with a thick black lacquer. Slightly domed form with out folded rim. Copper gilded bosses. Two old collection numbers painted on the shield. 18-19th century.
Diameter 47 cm
Provenance: Rolf de Maré (1888-1964). Important Swedish art collector and leader of the Ballets Suédois in Paris 1920-1925. In 1933 he founded the world´s first dance museum in Paris, AID. He opened the Dance Museum in Stockholm 1953. He traveled during his life all over the world to document dances and collect art and dance related items.