Dado with benedictory inscription (type 16)

Dado carved in bas-relief (type 16). This type is represented by one specimen. The decoration is composed of three horizontal sections: the upper section consists of an epigraphic band in cursive script, the middle section of a sequence of interlaced trilobated arches, the lower section is plain. The trilobated arches are set against a vegetal patterns composed of interlaced half-palmettes and fleur-de-lis.

The height of the panel is 50 cm, its width is 52.2 cm; its thickness is unknown.

The artifact was found re-employed in the Ghazni area in 1957.


 

Ghazni

Archives of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Afghanistan

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