RUINED SITES WITHIN THE OASIS OF PERSIAN SISTAN [Chap. XXIX
BRONZE OBJECTS BROUGHT AS FROM SAR-O-TAR SITE
Sar. or. Bronze seal. Circular face, with long slightly tapering shank swelling to form large loop at upper end. Device, a system of scrolls of uncertain meaning. Partly corroded. Diam. I" ; H. I". PI. CXVI.
Sar. 02. Bronze seal (?), with roughly semicircular face (plain) and small vertical loop projecting from centre of straight side. On upper side an irreg. pyramidal pro-
SPECIMENS OF POTTERY FRAGMENTS
Takht-i-Rustam. of-14. Frs. of pottery vessels, wheel-made ; terra-cotta. or, part of wall with scar of handle on outside. Below, irregular shallow ribs. 21"x 3r" 02, 04, ozr, 012, 014, strongly ribbed inside and faintly
jection, surmounted by a standing bird. Diam. 1" ; H. Pl. CXVI.
Sar. 03. Bronze knob, rising to low point at top. Below a simple ring moulding, and below a slightly spreading elliptical base, flat on under-side with a pair of transverse sunk lines. H. Iii. PI. CXVI.
Sar. 04. Bronze miniature bird, hawk (?). In place of legs, a sort of short tang. i"X /". Pl. CXVI.
BROUGHT AS FROM TAKHT-I-RUSTAM
outside. Gr. fr. 31x 2E. 03, bottom of vessel, with irregularly raised spiral on inner surface. 21"x 2/". os, 07, 09, ozo, oz3, plain or showing faint irregular ribs inside. o6, o8, strongly ribbed outside. Gr. fr. 2"X I".
SPECIMENS OF POTTERY FRAGMENTS COLLECTED AT RUINED SITE A, EAST OF SARBÎSHAH
A. 01-17, 020, 021, 023, 030, 03t. Frs. of pottery, mostly from dishes. White glaze. Painted with arabesque patterns in brown-black, brick red, pink, yellow-green. PI. CXVII.
A. o18, 026, 033-6. Frs. of pottery, pale buff ; unglazed ; incised. For specimen, see A. 026, 4"X 28". Pl. CXV.
A. 022. Fr. of pottery dish. Rim with pair of annular lines and floral pattern inside, glazed yellow-green with rich green patches. Pl. CXVII.
A. 024. Fr. of pottery. Part of wall of large tubular vessel. Pink-buff body ; inside ribbed. Outside decorated with copper green broad scrolling bands on dark brown ground, and glazed. 3"X I. PI. CXVII.
A. 025. Fr. of pottery. Portion of tubular object ornamented with zigzag and vertical channellings glazed blue-green. PI. CXVII.
A. 027, 028. Frs. of pottery, from bowl or bowls. Out-turned lip, flat on top. Surface decorated with horizontal and vertical bands, and with stylized mottling in panels. Glaze perished. Pl. CXVII.
A. 02g. Fr. of pottery. Small oil lamp with spout. Red with white slip. Yellow-green glaze in patches round mouth. Slightly iridescent. Nearly half broken, away. Diam. 21" ; H. Ir. Pl. CXVII.
A. 032. Fr. of glass, from nozzle of spout or mouth. Translucent, greenish-white. Band of applied ` cable', roughly made. Broken at both ends. IA"X IA". Pl. CXVI.
SPECIMENS OF POTTERY FRAGMENTS COLLECTED AT RUINED FORT B, NEAR KHUNIK
B. oI-18. Frs. of pottery vessels. Buff gritty body, glazed inside (o4, 07, 013 also outside) with white and various tints of blue and green. 03, 6, 8, ro, 16, ribbed
outside. 02, 14, z8, decorated with floral patterns in grey or black. Pl. CXVII.