Faience related objects, finds and related materials from ancient Indus sites.
Faience tablet (H2001-5082/2920-02) made from two colors of faience was found eroding from the Trench 54 South workshop area.
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
Mold-made faience tablet with script found in the eroded surface debris of Trench 54 (H2000-4484/2227-15).
Large lumps of a bluish grey paste that may have been used to make faience objects. Faience is made by melting quartz rock and then regrinding the glassy frit to make a paste that is then fired once again.
This uniquely shaped tablet (H2001-5090/2913-09), also made with two colors of faience, has an inscription similar to that seen on the previous slide (67). This tablet was found inside the workshop in Trench 54 South.
A concave grindstone and angular pestle found in a room adjacent to the Trench 54 South workshop may have been used for grinding faience paste.
Broken canisters, often with glassy vitrified surfaces, were found throughout the Trench 54 South workshop debris. Lumps of frothy faience slag with embedded fragments of bone were also quite common in the debris.