Dado with zoomorphic decoration (type 42)

Dado carved in bas-relief (type 42). 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 two interlaced and rolled up half-palmettes. In the scene are a round element (probably a shield) with bosses and animals.

The height is 33 cm, its width 37.5 cm; its thickness is 7 cm.

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

It differs from type 41 for the lower section.


 

Ghazni

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