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.


 

Ghazni

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