Banded Limestone Ringstone, Mohenjodaro

This large ringstone is made of banded yellow and red-brown limestone. Sourcing studies of different varieties of limestone conducted by Randall Law, of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, suggest that this ringstone may have been brought to the Mohenjo-daro from quarries that have been located near the site of Dholavira in Kutch. (See the Ancient Indus Region Map in Indus 2, Slide 71 and Harappa ringstone in Indus 5, Slide 54.)