Bracket-pattern, Tr. II-1 (Niai Buthi).
Ancient Indus civilization and earlier pottery.
A broken terracotta bird cage (near the scale at right) was discovered next to the remains of a broken storage jar that had been reused as a hearth (near the scale at left) (Trench 43).
Reconstructed bird cage (H99-4065/8768-7). On the other side it has a slot for a terracotta door, but no top was found. The exterior was decorated with red slip and black paint (Trench 43).
Excavations in Trench 43 revealed collections of broken pottery that date to the final phases of the Harappan occupation of Period 3C, ca. 1900 BC. Note the antler piece (image 58) to the right of the broken dish.
Area not known Painted Pottery, red slip with black painted design. 1 [top left] 2 [top right] 3 [bottom left] 4 [bottom right] on back No. 169