FONDOQESTĀN

A Buddhist monastery complex situated at the top of a steeply raked hill. The summit consists of a courtyard surrounded by niches decorated with elaborate painted clay sculptures and frescos. Of particular importance is Niche E, which contained large numbers of sculptures and a hoard of Arabo-Sassanian coins. Construction is of mud-brick and pakhsa. Source: Warwick Ball, Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan, 1982, n. 332
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Clay sculpture of a royal couple from the Buddhist monastery of Fondukistan, Niche E. End of the 7th / beginning of the 8th century CE. (© Kabul, National Museum of Afghanistan / Vienna, WHAV)

Clay sculpture of a royal couple from the Buddhist monastery of Fondukistan, Niche E. End of the 7th / beginning of the 8th century CE. (© Kabul, National Museum of Afghanistan / Vienna, WHAV)

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Buddha dressed as pilgrim with three points, terracotta statue from Fondukistan monastery, Ghorband Valley, Afghanistan, Afghan Civilization, 7th century

Buddha dressed as pilgrim with three points, terracotta statue from Fondukistan monastery, Ghorband Valley, Afghanistan, Afghan Civilization, 7th century

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