Oil Lamps and Small Pots 29

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. According to Allchin, Ball and Hammond, this was the "predominant type of stone vessel" found at Mundigak, increasing in variety and from Period I through IV. (The Archaeology of Afghanistan, 2019 pp. 221-222)