Fragment of a Cornice Panel

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This panel comes from the site of Tepe Madrasa in Nishapur. The excavators found this and other fragments broken and piled up in a room, so it was unclear where this particular panel had come from, although the curvature of the upper elements suggests it came from a cornice decorating the top part of a wall. The decoration of rows of leaves on vines and projecting pineapple-shaped bosses is quite different from the stucco found at other parts of Nishapur, but resembles stuccowork decoration from other cities in Iran and Central Asia of the same period.

Fragment of a Cornice Panel, Stucco; applied, and carved

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