Whereas many other motifs of the Ravi Phase (Period 1) disappear in the later Kot Diji Phase (Period 2), the intersecting circle and fish scale motifs continued to be used, but they came to be executed in black paint on a red slip.
Harappa, Punjab ancient Indus civilization excavations, figurines, seals and other objects.
Overview looking north of excavations at the southeast corner of the "granary" structure undertaken in 1999 (Trench 1C). The higher east-west running walls in the left of the image and the ruined structures in the right of the image all post-date
Daya Ram Sahni quickly recognized the preponderance of female figurines; after describing the two male figurines found, he writes: "All the other human figures are female figures (Plate X, Photo. No, 2807-b) which appear to be crude caricatural
In what appears to have been an alley way between two blocks of buildings in Trench 54 was found a large pit filled with debris from pottery kilns. In the background is a room with a circular pit dug into it.
Other figurines have loose hair arranged in "ringlets" or separate locks made of terracotta, possibly representing a wig. Approximate dimensions (W x H x D): 4.0 x 9.1 x 2.9 cm.
Ravi phase microbeads of lapis lazuli (top row), amazonite, and carnelian (bottom row) indicate the size and nature of the drills used for perforation. The largest of the illustrated beads is less than one centimeter in diameter.
Periods 4 and 5, representing a modification of cultural styles, exist at the tops of Mounds AB and E.
This form of tall flaring cylindrical vessel was probably used as a drinking vessel. Seven of these tall jars (referred to as oval jars) were found in a row and many had smaller cylindrical jars inside them.
Mohammad Nawaz, master potter from Harappa, demonstrates how fish scale and intersecting circle motifs may have been painted onto Harappan pottery.