Dado with zoomorphic decoration (type 22)

Dado carved in bas-relief (type 22). This type is represented by one specimen. The decoration is composed of four horizontal sections: the upper section consists of a narrow beaded band, the second section of leftbound running animals, the third section of a sequence of continuous trilobated arches, and the lower section of a sequence of two interlaced and rolled up half-palmettes. The trilobated arches are set against a vegetal pattern of interlaced half-palmettes and fleur-de-lis.

The height of the panel is 64 cm; the width is unknown; the thickness is 6.5 cm.

The panel has an incised mark related to the carvers’ practice; it might be a location mark.

The artifact was first recorded in the Kabul National Museum storeroom in 1958; it came from Ghazni.


 

Ghazni

Archives of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Afghanistan

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