Dado with interlaced arches (type 19b)
Dado carved in bas-relief (type 19b). This type is represented by a single fragmentary specimen. The existing decoration is composed of two horizontal sections: the upper section consists of a narrow beaded band, the lower section of a sequence of interlaced trilobated arches. The arches are set against a vegetal pattern of interlaced half-palmettes and fleur-de-lis.
The height of the panel is 19 cm, its width 38 cm; its thickness is 5.5 cm.
The artifact was purchased at Ghazni in 1958.
Type 19b might have been used as an architectural dado or as a tomb paneling.