This pottery bat from Trench 54 at Harappa has pre-firing inscription on the underside, inside a ring base that would have allowed the bat to be centered snugly on top of the wooden head of a potter's wheel (H2000-5050/2102-1811)
Harappa, Punjab ancient Indus civilization excavations, figurines, seals and other objects.
Both male and female figurines may have hair swept around the top of the head, to the side, or to the front. Some female figurines also have a somewhat simple flaring headdress with an attached headband. Approximate dimensions (W x H x D): 2.9 x 7.1
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
A large public well and public bathing platforms were found in the southern part of Mound AB at Harappa. These public bathing areas may also have been used for washing clothes as is common in many traditional cities in Pakistan and India today.
J. Mark Kenoyer assisted by Peter Eltsov carefully uncover and mark Ravi phase bead manufacturing debris in preparation for mapping and photography.
These two clay lamps were photographed together, however one (A419) was found in Mound F, and the other (Bg3) was found in Mound A-B. There are three photographs of these lamps, with subtle differences.
This Ravi Phase hand-built pot with polychrome design was found next to the one with intersecting circles illustrated earlier (11). The net and bird motifs are found at other sites to the northwest in Bannu district, but they do not continue into the
Cooking pots during the Ravi Phase were made in large globular shapes that had a low center of gravity to keep them from tipping over when filled with food.
Aerial view of the exposed southeastern portion of the "granary" structure shows the nature of brick bonding and the empty sockets that would have held wooden beams and supports.