Dado with trilobated arches (type 26)

Dado carved in bas-relief (type 26). This type is represented by one fragmentary specimen. The existing decoration is composed of a sequence of trilobated arches enclosing and alternating with vegetal motifs.

The height of the panel is 17 cm, its width 14 cm (both incomplete); its thickness is 4 cm.

The artifact was excavated in the Ghaznavid palace (the excavation occurred in the late 1950s-1960s).

Type 26 might have been used as an architectural dado or as a tomb paneling.


 

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