Carnelian and lapislazuli beads and pendant, Tr. B1 (Bakkar Buthi).
Ancient Indus civilization carnelian objects
Chipped carnelian bead blanks indicate that the initial stages of bead manufacture were taking place in this part of the Ravi phase settlement.
This carnelian bead has been artificially colored with white lines and circles using a special bleaching technique developed by the ancient Harappans.
Fired steatite was an important material used in many different types of Indus jewelry. Steatite beads are found in all four necklaces in the center of this collection of jewelry from Harappa and Mohenjo-daro.