A carved sandstone tile fragment from a frieze with a flowerhead, India, probably Delhi, circa 1200-25 AD
sandstone carved in deep relief with flowerhead, foliate terminals and calligraphic letter terminal
39.5 by 38.7 by 6.5cm. max.
The surface with weathering and associated abrasion and discoloration, minor chips to external edges and a slightly larger break to bottom edge, some flaking to extremities of decoration in relief, as viewed.
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