Dado with double sequence of interlaced arches (type 32)

Dado carved in bas-relief (type 32). The decoration is composed of two horizontal sections: the upper section consists of incised half-palmettes, the lower section of a double sequence of interlaced trilobated arches. The arches are set against a vegetal pattern of interlaced half-palmettes and fleur-de-lis; they alternate in the lower and the upper course.

The dimensions of the complete panel are unknown; the height of the fragmentary one is 38 cm, the width 38 cm, the thickness 3 cm.

Most of the artifacts were found re-employed in the Ghazni area; one artifact was excavated in the Ghaznavid palace (both excavation and surveys occurred in the late 1950s-1970s).


 

Ghazni

Archives of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Afghanistan

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