Dado with zoomorphic decoration (type 41)

Dado carved in bas-relief (type 41). This type is represented by one specimen.

The decoration is composed of two horizontal sections: the upper section consists of a figurative scene, the lower section of a sequence of fleur-de-lis with points down. In the scene two affronted elephants hold together a vegetal element with their trunks.

The height of the panel is 33 cm, its width is 60 cm; its thickness is 8.5 cm.

The artifact was purchased in Ghazni area in the late 1950s-1960s.

It differs from type 42 for the lower section.


 

Ghazni

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