Panel with whirls pattern (type 10)

Panels (prob. rectangular) composing a high facing.

The decoration is composed of an exterior epigraphic frame, and of a main rectangular (prob.) section with whirls modular pattern. The epigraphic frame is in Kufic script; a vase-shaped element might be inserted in the line, interrupting the sequence of the words. The whirls modular pattern consists of thin whirls departing each from a small circle, and having four thin and elongated wings (each decorated by three small feather-like elements), whose ends are interlaced and converge two by two towards opposing fleur-de-lis in the contour panel.

The artifacts were found re-employed in the Ghazni area late 1950s-1960s.


Ghazni

Archives of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Afghanistan

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