Ledged cooking vessel with high neck and flaring rim. This metal vessel is almost identical to many terra cotta cooking vessels and was probably intended for a very wealthy family.
Harappa, Punjab ancient Indus civilization excavations, figurines, seals and other objects.
Three vessels of the Late Harappan Cemetery H period (after 1900 BCE). In the center is a small painted globular pot from a burial group.
Stages in the manufacture of faience tablets. First it is necessary to make the faience paste and the steatite molds. Then the paste is formed into a rectangle and impressed on both sides by the molds.
Deposits of building debris and household rubbish were discarded over the perimeter wall into the open area below and were retained by the curtain wall.
Excavation of the Late Harappan Period habitation levels was undertaken by the Harappa Project in 1996 in Trench 38 under the direction of Manabu Koiso, Japan (front left seated with red turban) and Field Director J.
Randall Law and Shamoon excavating a red stoneware bangle in Period 3C levels just below the surface in Trench 43.
In order to glaze faience it must be fired at approximately 940 degrees Celsius for several hours. The red color of the glowing faience barely visible inside the canister indicates that this temperature has been reached.
Ashy debris deposits continued to accumulate outside of the perimeter wall, covering the curtain wall. These date to the end of Harappa Period 3B and the beginning of Period 3C.