A stone model of a step-well, Gujarat, c.1300's

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"An unusual stone model of a stepwell. India, Gujarat, circa 14th century. With four sets of stairs in cardinal directions leading to a central octagonal well, surrounded by a concentric channel, the exterior decorated with bands of leaf and floral motifs. 7¼ in. (18.3 cm.) high."

Another Gujarati step-well: "Rani ki vav" at Patan, believed to have been built by a Solanki queen around 1050

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