Figured weft-rib, 2-ply. Figure warp. Ground 7. B : 3. Strip, composed of two pieces of red
beige-yellow. Pattern red and white, indistinct. silk taffeta sewn together, with two
Figured weft-rib, 2-ply, figure warp. Weft strips of undyed silk taffeta attached.
twisted or untwisted. Ground beige. Pattern 7. B • 4, Piece of undyed slippery silk, in plain
red, indistinct. weave, of a kind often used as lining.
Figured weft-rib, 2-ply, figure warp. Ground (Cf. 7. A : I).
beige. Pattern red, indistinct. Western origin. 7 B : 5 Piece of dark-red, loosely woven silk
Patterned warp-rib, selvage. Ground grey ; pat- in plain weave, sewn together in corn-
tern red, bluish green, black, indistinct. One et shape. Was lying near corpse's head. H. 18.5
Chinese character interwoven. cm. W. about 10 cm.
Small separate strip. Figure warp-rib, selvage. 7 B : 6. Human hair, dark brown and grey,
Ground deep blue. Pattern white, red, bluish partly tied with red silk taffeta, sewn
green. Chinese origin. together with undyed silk taffeta, the latter wider
Pl. 18 : 1. towards the free end.
7. A : 7-8. Two stoppers, which were inserted in 7. B: 7-8. Two small stoppers from corpse's the mummy's nostrils. Made of feltnostrils. Wound round with red silk wound round with red silk. L. about 5 cm. Pl• in plain weave and undyed thread. L. about 3 cm.
25:9-10. Pl. 25 : 7-8.
Grave 7 B.
7. B : 9. String of hemp or grass, tied in a loop.
7.B:1. Fragments of white felt from coat, Find during excavation among
slightly rugged, edged with strip of poles erected on burial place 7.
figured silk, weft-rib, red and grey. Folded edg- 7 C:1. Two joined potsherds from rim of
ing around corners. Shape and pattern indistinct. small jug. Marked rim and short neck.
7. B: 2. Fragm. of greyish yellow woollen Light reddish-yellow ware intermixed with finely
fabric in plain weave, from trousers. grained sand. Diam. of mouth 12 cm. Fig. 35 : 9.
I. BURIAL PLACE 6.
This burial place is also situated on the western side of The Small River, only i800 m. from Burial place No. 7, and 6 km. SW of No. 5. It is surrounded by sand and dry tamarisk mounds in a landscape of the utmost barrenness, Pl. XII a. I first came across this site on my way to Burial place 5 when I brought away some of the contents of Grave 6 A, but only after having completed the examination of the other graves in the region did I undertake the principal survey.
Grave 6 A.
The richest grave, 6 A, lies between 6 B and 6 C. The coffin was exposed in the sand, and was made of half a hollowed out poplar trunk, 2.1 X 0.65 m., with nearly oval end-boards and a lid of one or two long boards that had been covered with brushwood. On Pl. XII b a part of the emptied coffin is seen on the extreme left. The situation of the coffin was S 8o°W —N 8o° E, the head being placed in the eastern end.
The corpse was that of a woman, as seen from the dress and the accessories. The skull has been handed over to Prof. BACKMAN for examination. Very little remained of the corpse save the skeleton.