Dado with pointed horseshoe arches (type 35)

Dado carved in bas-relief (type 35). This type is represented by one specimen. The decoration is composed of two horizontal sections: the upper section consist of a narrow beaded band, the lower section of a sequence of pointed horseshoe arches supported by columns. The arches enclose a vegetal motifs created by half-palmettes and fleur-de-lis.

The dimensions are unknown.

The artifact was purchased in Ghazni area in 1958.

Type 35 might have been used as an architectural dado or as a tomb paneling.


 

Ghazni

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