The caption at the Guimet identifies this as a rat trap, one of two similar ones found at the site. The sliding door on the left would have let a rat or perhaps another creature like a mouse in.
Slides in full or partial color.
"For analogies to the distinctive Kulli cattle we may turn northward to Mundigak," writes Sir Mortimer Wheeler in The Indus Civilization "where Period IV (succeeding the 'Quetta ware' of Period III) is marked by elongated animals (oxen, goats or
The center stone button seal is from Period IV (2900-2400 BCE), while the right most stone button seal is similar to ones from Period II (3500-3400 BCE) and Period III (3400-2900 BCE).
"Stone seals appear in Mundigak in their most crude form of
Casal writes: "Thus, on these tasting glasses then so fashionable, we see represented caprids, in particular, with the elongated body and covered with hatching, whose eye is represented by a point in the middle of a large circle, and drawn birds with
A Mundigak III (3400-2900 BCE) bowl.
J.F. Jarrige writes in The Early Architectural Traditions of Greater Indus as Seen from Mehrgarh, Baluchistan "Work conducted at Mehrgarh has clearly shown that the cultural assemblage of the preurban phases of
Jean-Marie Casal writes "Note also that, during their occupation, the first occupants of Mundigak [which he thought were nomads around 4500 BCE, but now is dated more towards 4000 BCE] already how to make use of copper, the evidence for which was the
A stone object of unknown purpose from Mundigak. There seem to have been two similar rounded open areas in the center of the circle.
A variety of oil lamps and small pots made of alabaster, as described in the Guimet's caption, were discovered at Mundigak. Alabaster is a soft stone, typically light in color, translucent and easy to work with.
A painted goblet from Mundigak IV, dated from approximately 2500-2000 BCE. Note the stylized design accompanying the pipal leaf, also seen on the painted bowl opening this series.
Bridget and Raymond Allchin describe "the emergence of a Baluchistan