8 • The Stupa. The Execution
Coming, now, to the details of the upper part of the drum, we must also take a closer look at the work of the stonecutters, in the meantime underway under the guidance of the Master, who has sketched out the design of the panels and dividing elements. The style shown by the school of sculpture is the same as that of the earlier sculptures of Butkara I and was aptly and concisely defined by Domenico Faccenna as “drawing style” (stile disegnativo) (Faccenna in Faccenna, Callieri, Filigenzi 2003, 287‑306). Here we are already in an advanced, mature phase of this style, and certainly one of the finest examples of it.