Panel with octagons pattern (type 4)

Rectangular and L-shaped panels composing a high facing.

The decoration is composed of a narrow kufic epigraphic band 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 generates cross-shaped elements. A motif of four pairs of convergent fleur-de-lis fills the octagons, which are framed by a beaded band. A motif of trilobated and interlaced fleur-de-lis, converging in groups of four towards a small central lozenge inscribed in a square pattern, fill the cross-shaped elements.

The only known artifact included in this type was purchased in Ghazni in late 1950s-1970s.


Ghazni

Archives of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Afghanistan

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