"The pottery found at Harappa is of the light red or brown colour, excepting some specimens which are black. The latter colour is produced by the application of a variety of earth after it has been fired once."
In his 1921 summary of pottery finds, Daya Ram Sahni called out "earthenware rests for dishes or pitchers" of which this one was considered the prime example (p. 13). "This type of ring stand was made to support large jars with narrow or rounded
Among the objects found in the large earthen chati [A 233] and a second example which would have been most familiar to Daya Ram Sahni were "earthenware bangles of various sizes were found in large abundance. A few complete specimens were found" (p.
He continues, about perhaps one of the finest objects he found in 1921: "One pair of them attains a high degree of excellence. It is made of fine clay coloured blue. (No. A 182.) Plate IX, Photo No. 2759." - Daya Ram Sahni, Annual Progress Report of
A number of miscellaneous objects emerged during excavations on Mound F, which contributed the majority of artifacts catalogued in the 1921 ASI report by Daya Ram Sahni.
The lid on the left – "shaped like a vase" – shows how varied these objects interpreted as covers could be, including the complex "dish cover" on the right. Sahni concluded, of which these objects fall into the first category: "The excavations were