Panel with octagons pattern (type 3)
Rectangular and L-shaped panels composing a high facing.
The decoration is composed of a lateral kufic epigraphic frame and a main section with an octagons modular pattern. A fleur-de-lis is inserted in every corner of the epigraphic band, interrupting the sequence of the words.
The octagons modular pattern shows: octagons with double border, filled by incised vegetal motifs; the contour panels show opposing pairs of trilobated (sometimes bilobated) and interlaced palmettes containing a fleur-de-lis, and converging in groups of four towards a decorative knot inscribed in a square pattern.
Most of the artifacts were excavated in the Ghaznavid palace; others were found re-employed in the Ghazni area (both excavation and surveys occurred in the late 1950s-1970s).