Dado with pointed horseshoe arches (type 38)

Dado carved in bas-relief (type 38). This type is represented by one specimen. The decoration is composed of three horizontal sections: the upper section consists of a sequence of rolled up half-palmettes, the middle section of a sequence of pointed horseshoe arches supported by small columns, and the lower section of a incised rolled up half-palmettes.

The pointed horseshoe arches have an inner polylobated frame and enclose a vegetal motif composed by split palmettes and fleur-de-lis; other vegetal motifs are set in the contour panels.

The dimensions are unknown.

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

Type 38 might have been used as an architectural dado or as a tomb paneling.


 

Ghazni

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