Dado with interlaced arches (type 11b)

Dado carved in bas-relief (type 11b). The decoration is composed of one section with a sequence of interlaced trilobated arches. They are set against a vegetal pattern of interlaced half-palmettes and fleur-de-lis.

The height of the panel is 30 cm, its width 84.2 cm; its thickness is unknown.

The artifacts were found re-employed in the Ghazni area (the surveys occurred in the late 1950s-1970s).

Type 11b might have been used as an architectural dado or as a tomb paneling. It differs from dadoes types 10, 11a, 11c, 11d, 12, 13 mainly for the vegetal pattern.



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