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0131 Archaeological Researches in Sinkiang : vol.1
Archaeological Researches in Sinkiang : vol.1 / Page 131 (Grayscale High Resolution Image)

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A fourth grave 5 m. NE of 6 B had been totally destroyed by the action of weather, except some pieces of human bones lying at the side of a bunch of brushwood.


All the three coffins were almost completely exposed, and it could not be ascertained whether they had been buried in pits in the ground or covered by some superstructures. It is not likely that the coffin type Fig. 26 was dug down in the ground , it more probably stood in some kind of hut. STEIN found some evidence of such burials (Stein 1928, L. H.) .

Enclosure near grave 6 B.

About 20 m. to the north of Grave 6 B there were traces of a rectangular enclosure, 6 x 7.5 m., lying in the same direction as the coffins. The "walls" were marked by pieces of logs about o.6 m. in length and lying in a row as if they had fallen down.

Digging inside this enclosure we came across four more or less fragmentary wooden cups of a roughly semi-globular shape and with a ring handle. They are coarsely made and of the same type as Pl. 19: 5-6, though smaller. At that time I was of the opinion that I was dealing with a small dwelling, but it may as well have been a grave where everything interred save the cups had been destroyed.


Grave 6 A.   ures of various shapes, one in each interspace (de-

tail Pl. 16:5).

6. A: 1.   Cape of silk, fragmentary. Three   The front parts of the cape terminate at the

pieces preserved : back and two front bottom in a border of the same kind as the back. parts. Final shape somewhat unsure. The plain The finish towards the front of the border of both part of the cape is of undyed taffeta. On parts is frayed, indefinite. The woven silk band both lateral edges of the back and on the edges on the left side runs 5 cm. outside the border, on of the front part towards the back there are broad the other side both band and border are cut off. bands of prune-coloured taffeta, forming points Towards each side of the front, corresponding to downwards. At the lower edge of the back a broad the prune-coloured bands, are two hanging pointed straight lozenge border of taffeta in various col- lappets, each edged on the one side with green, on ours. From left: bluish-green, deep red, green, the other side with red taffeta. Cf. Fig. 22.

prune, natural, yellowish-red (discoloured), green

and brown. The lozenges are separated by a nar- In the back part the full width of the fabric is row edging of brown rep. The border is edged at about 47 cm.

the bottom with similar brown rep. Between the 6. A: 2.   Shirt of silk, consisting of back, two

lozenge border and the undyed silk of the cape   front pieces and long sleeves. Bodice

there runs a band in coarse warp-rib weave. This of undyed, yellowish taffeta, ornamented with red band has red edges and in the middle is a buff taffeta and woven red and white borders. The up-and faded green pattern, consisting of repeated per part of the sleeves is of the same undyed silk fields of checks alternating with ornamental fig- as in the bodice, the lower part being of red


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