Dado with interlaced arches (type 7)

Dado carved in bas-relief (type 7). This type is represented by one specimen. The decoration is composed of two horizontal sections: the upper section consists of incised half-palmettes; the lower section consists of a sequence of interlaced trilobated arches. The arches enclose an incised vegetal motif.

The dimensions are unknown.

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

This type might have been used as an architectural dado or as a tomb paneling. It differs from dadoes type 7a mainly for the absence of vegetal motifs between the arches.


 

Ghazni

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