Dado with pointed horseshoe arches (type 37)

Dado carved in bas-relief (type 37). The decoration is composed of two horizontal sections, separated by a narrow beaded band: the upper section consists of a cursive epigraphic band, the lower section of a sequence of pointed horseshoe arches supported by vegetal column-like features. The arches have an inner polylobated frame and are set against a vegetal pattern of interlaced half-palmettes and fleur-de-lis.

The height of the known fragmentary panels complexively reaches a height of about 50 cm and a width of 62.5 cm; the thickness is unknown. The original panels would have had a height of not less than 60 cm and possibly more.

The artifacts were found re-employed in the Ghazni area in 1957.


 

Ghazni

Archives of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Afghanistan

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