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Part of a panel, originally probably with a caitya arch frieze. Only part of a moulded arch survives, with sawtooth enrichment, a volute in the form of a scaly neck and beaked head with ears, and a pendent bunch of grapes. Inside the arch are vestiges of a tapering door frame and a child looking up, presumably at another figure in the same frame. Standing on the volute is an amorino playing the pan-pipes, naked save for a bracelet; he has a plump figure, a round face and curled hair under a chignon bound at its base. The Persepolitan column has a stepped plinth, a groove round the middle of the pot, and addorsed bulls under a block perhaps supporting a bracket integral with the upper frame of the panel. Rectangular projections of the lower framing fillet are under the arch and column base.
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Diameter: 5.10 centimetres
Height: 19.50 centimetres
Width: 13.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Zwalf 1996:
For similar fragments see Mizuno and Higuchi, 1978: pl. 109.14-17.
- Not on display
- 1.Grey schist, broken, exfoliated and with soil incrustation.
2.Flat top, including chignon of piping amorino, rebated forward; left side with some smooth flat patches; right side irregularly broken; bottom flat with tenon.
3.Back with horizontal chisel grooves.
4.Square of paper in front reads '78'.
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