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Part of an arch. The outer face is bordered by an ovolo enriched with a foliate branch with paired leaves pointing downwards and a sawtooth course. On the soffit are the remains of two shallow coffers composed of countersunk open lotuses framed in broad fillets separated by narrow grooves at the corners.
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Diameter: 11.40 centimetres
Height: 26.70 centimetres
Width: 6.60 centimetres
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- Zwalf 1996:
This fragment may have framed a niche for a panel of caitya arch shape, presumably on a stupa.
Rectangular mortise holes are often found beyond the coffers towards the back evidently to receive tenons from the extrados of the arched elements inside. Coffers, usually one row deep, also show busts of worshippers, who may even be carved upside down (see Peshawar 295), joining hands and bearing flowers. These framing elements can also have figural volutes at the bottom like the caitya arches on reliefs and of false gables.
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- 1.Light grey schist, broken and chipped.
2.Smooth extrados to depth of about 4.5 cm and damaged surface beyond; painted with 'K-65' in white.
3.Bottom of fragment flat and smooth; top and all other edges irregularly broken.
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