This is a very rare ceremonial Asian buckler, late 19th century. It is profusely decorated with an elephant, rhino, boar, deer, warriors, priest, dancers/musicians with the Bhudda in the center. When you look at the front, it does not tell the age, but when you turn it over, you can see how old it actually is, as it has been unpolished on the back for over 100 years. It is made of the standard bronze/copper/brass alloy of this time period. There is a very old wrapped wire hanger on the back, which was put on at least 75 years ago, to proudly hang on the wall of a home. This is a museum grade item, and was made by a very skilled craftsman. More than likely, this came from Southern Nepal, but I have no other to compare it to. Please study the photographs closely, as you will see how special this one really is. Not a tourist piece. Measures 10 1/2" across and is very heavy for its size, weighing over a pound.