Terracotta Bangles found in Large Chatis 18

Among the objects found in the large earthen chati [A 233] and a second example which would have been most familiar to Daya Ram Sahni were "earthenware bangles of various sizes were found in large abundance. A few complete specimens were found" (p. 13).

"Terracotta bangles are very common in all of the excavation areas. Most bangles are broken but occasionally complete ones such as these are found in sump pots where they may have been dropped accidentally or intentionally discarded. For more complete examples from Mohenjodaro see terracotta bangles."

- Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, 2021.

ASI Description: 

A. 223 [From] a large chati which could not be taken out complete. Its contents were 3 terracotta bangles (Type 18), one large bead (length 3 1/4") thick in the middle, one cricible with lid, two terracotta figurines, and other potsherd.

A. 233 [Bangle] A large earthen chati, plain except for black lines round the body, which was badly cracked, but whose contents were–one crucible (height 4 1/2"), one lota (height 6") with projecting base, one terracotta ram (length 2 1/2"), one earthen bangle, one stone chess figure, a wheel, etc, etc.

[Appendix D] 2760 Terracotta bangles Nos, A 223 and A 233.

[Original caption] Terracotta bangles Nos. A223 and A233

Slide Year: 
Delhi ASI Number: 
534/86
Punjab Volume: 
Silver Plate: 
2760
(Item) Serial Number: 
A 22[x]
A 223
A 233
Trench: 
A
A
A
Find spot: 
none
6 x 19
20 x 5
Depth (ft.): 
0
5
8
Depth (in.): 
0
6
0