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).


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    C1496
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    25x15 ca.
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    C1773
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    17x24x7 cm
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    C2805
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    21.5x10x5 cm
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    C2825
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    15x21x5 cm
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    C2828
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    22x16x4.5 cm
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    C2836
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    29x25.5x2 cm
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    C2840
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    16x14x4 cm
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    C2888
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    77x95x6 cm
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    C2889
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    37x22x4.5 cm
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    C2925
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    92x96x6 cm
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    C3369
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    52x43x5 cm
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    C3468
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    10x10.3x5.5 cm
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    C3540
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    80x36x6 cm
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    C5986
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    14x7x4.8 cm
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    C6059
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    16x10x4.5 cm
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    IG0010
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    IG0209
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    IG0378
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    M0011
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    RM0050
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    25x31x7 cm