The flat bronze button Pl. 15 : 14 is harder to place, but the strap end Pl. 15 : 5 can be compared with Arne 1914 Fig. 228, which was found in Qara-khoja near Turfan and is ascribed to a post-Sassanian period. The relief decoration shows affinities with Hungarian strap fittings of the migration period. (HAMPEL's fourth group).
With the exception of the two Sino-Kharoshthi coins, these objects seem to be from the time during the T'ang dynasty when this region saw heavy traffic and a colourful life in the now ruined monasteries.
LIST OF ANTIQUITIES FROM THE QARA - SHAHR REGION
Ming-6i. K. 13442 : 6. Stucco relief head, much decayed.
About half life-size. The hair is part-
K. 13442 : I. Three joined fragm. of a small clay ed by a horizontal ribbon, the lower part having vessel of light-red ware and with dark- the coils laid against the sides. The ear-lobes are
red painting. somewhat elongated. Pl. 32:11.
K. 13442 : 2. About half of a small low lamp of Baghdad-shahri.
earthenware. Diam. 5.5 cm. K. 13444. I Small fragm. of Chinese coin with
K. 13442 : 3. Small potsherd with two black lines. the character "yüan" below the hole.
Light yellowish, hard-burnt ware. Probably a K'ai-yüan.
K. 13444.2 Sawn-off point of a horn-core.
K. 13442: 4. Small fragm. of ornament of burnt
K. 13444 3-4. Two small chips of black flint.
clay, probably from a sculpture.
(Marked Mi. xi, apparently dropped by Stein.) . Danzil.
K. 13442: 5. Stucco relief head, the upper part K. 13443 : I. Chinese coin, Ta-li-yfian-pao (766-
missing. Nearly full size. The arched 780). Diam. 21 mm.
eyebrows run down into the very sharp-edged K. 13443: 2. Chinese coin, with unclear legend,
nose. Half-closed eyes, but with large swelling probably Chien-chung-t'ung-pao (780-
eyeballs. Short upper lip, small much-curved mouth. 784). Diam. 21 mm.
Straight chin with double chin marked below. Pl. K. 13443 : 3. Chinese coin, much corroded, broken.
32 : 9. Diam. 22 mni.