Panel with octagons pattern (type 5)

Rectangular and L-shaped panels composing a high facing.

The decoration is composed of a kufic epigraphic band, of a main section with an octagons modular pattern and of a lower band of rolled up scrolls. The epigraphic band frames the main section; a double fleur-de-lis is inserted in every corner of the band, interrupting the sequence of the words. The octagons modular pattern, alternating horizontal sequences of smaller and larger octagons, generates four-pointed stars; different vegetal motifs fill the geometrical elements.

The artifacts were found re-employed in the Ghazni area (late 1950s-1970s).


Ghazni

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