Fig. 35. Sections of rims of vessels from the Lop desert. r—io earthenware, ii bronze. j) 33: I. 2) 9: 7. 3) 33: 4. 4) 16 : 1. 5) 18: 1. 6) 33: 9. 7) 33 : 7. 8) 33 : 13. 9) 7.C: 1. ro) 33:15. II) K.13382. All 1/3.
pose. It is grouped together with the Kurghan I culture, dated somewhat previous to B. C. 500.
All the objects enumerated were collected from the surface of the ground in and around the ruined house. Like the two ruined houses found by Mr. CHEN in this. same region it awaits future excavation.
LIST OF ANTIQUITIES FROM RUIN I.
with a coarse incised zig-zag line on the shoulder. 27 : 12.
Reddish-brown ware like the preceding ones. 33 : 23. Fragm. of signet ring of black mate-
rial, resembling bitumen. Very little
33 : 17. Lug from big earthenware vessel, 62 remains of the impressed bezel. Pl. 27: 9.
mm. broad, projecting 4o mm. from
wall of vessel. 33 : 24. Rectangular piece of dark reddish-
brown, tight warp rep of fine wool.
33 : 18. Potsherd from the flat bottom of a The yarn firmly spun, similar in warp and weft,.
large bulky vessel. The ware is blue- th. o.6 mm. The warp 25o threads to io cm., the grey on the outer surface, reddish-brown within. weft 90 to io cm. Selvages at the short sides, folds.
33: 19. Iron knife with slightly convex back. at the long sides. Full width of fabric = L. of
L. 15 cm. Pl. 25 : 12. piece, 20 cm. W. 8.7 cm. Stitches of bright rose-
33 : 1-15. Fifteen potsherds from the rim of 33 : 20-21. Two fragm. of an iron cauldron, one
thirteen or fourteen vessels, mainly of which has two raised mouldings.
large ones, with rather short neck and projecting 33:22. Heavy wooden comb for pressing
rim. Hard-burnt ware, the colours ranging from down threads in weaving. The lower
reddish-brown to grey. —: 1 Fig. 35 : I, —:4 Fig. edge wedge-shaped, the short blunt teeth being at 35 : 3, —: 7 Fig. 35 : 7, —: 9 Fig. 35 : 6, —: 13 Fig. the thin end. The upper part rounded to a shape
35 : 8, —: 15 Fig. 35 : 10. to fit into the palm of the hand, and furnished
33 : 16. Potsherd from the rim of a vessel with with a projecting knob. The edges slightly frag-
slightly marked neck and decorated mentary. L. 155 mm. Br. 77 mm. Th. 35 mm. Pl..