410 THE ANCIENT SITE BEYOND THE NIYA RIVER [Chap. XI
N. xv. Hard and well-preserved. Portions of bark at lower side.
Found 3 ft. above floor.
N. xv. 357. Rectang. under-tablet. Much split. Obv. 7 11. Khar., very cursive and coarse. Rev. blank. 8" x Fairly hard. Found 4 ft. above floor, against south wall.
N. xv. 359. Wedge under-tablet ; very small hole at point. Obv. 4 11. Khar., very cursive and fine, with initial form. Rev. 11. from sq. end. r9i" x 2". Hard and well-preserved. Found 2 ft. above floor.
N. xv. 36o. Oblong tablet ; fragment. Traces of Ichar. char. 3:1" x â". Wood well-preserved. Ink black, but part encrusted with sand. Found 11 ft. above floor.
N. xv. 361. Wedge under-tablet ; hole at point. Obv. 4 11. Khar., well-written, black. Rev. r 1. Khar., very cursive. 8â" x I". Hard ; sand-encrusted. Found 2 ft. above floor.
N. xv. 362. Slip of wood, Chinese char. ; complete. 9" x. ". Perfectly preserved. Found 6 in. above platform. See Pl. CXII.
N. xv. 363. Wedge cov.-tablet ; hole at point. Obv. Seal cay. r 8" x 1". r 1. Khar., well-written, between sq. end and cay. Usual char. at hole. Rev. blank. 9$" x 2*" x -fr. Perfectly preserved ; roughly made. Found I ft. above platform.
N. xv. 01. a. Fragment of wedge-tablet. Hole at point. Obv. Traces of Khar. char. Rev. blank. 8" x I".
N. xv. 01. b. Fragment of tablet, with Khar. char. 5i7" X r.
N. xv. oi. c. Fragment of slip of wood, showing very faint Chinese char. 5" x A".
N. xv. ox. d. Three small fragments of tablets showing Khar. char. Much weather-worn and dark.
N. xv. 02. Slip of wood, Chinese char. ; fragment. 2i" x ". Soft. Found on 3. ii. 1901. See Pl. CXII.
N. xv. 03. Rectang. cov.-tablet ; fragment in 3 pieces.
Obv. Seal cay. x 2$", blank. Rev. Traces of Khar.,
writing indistinct. 3%" x 2" X A". Quite perished ; dark in colour ; sand-abraded.
N. xv. 04. Wedge under-tablet ; hole near point. Obv. 4 11. Khar., very cursive and blotted, with initial form. Dark streak of heart wood down centre. Rev. 1 L Khar. from sq. end. Incised circle, about r in diameter, roughly cut, near centre ; probably a distinguishing mark. 8" x 1r. Well-preserved and hard.
N. xv. 05. Wedge under-tablet ; hole near point (broken). Split in its length almost to point. Obv. 5 11. Khar., fragmentary, all completely deleted at point end. Initial form. Rev. Traces of x 1. Khar. from sq. end. Towards point end, a circle with straight line through centre, incised. 9h" x 2" (approx.). Hard, but bleached at point end, and abraded.
N. xv. 07. Lath-like tablet ; pointed at both ends ; broken at one end, hole at other. Obv. 3 11. Khar. in column, very cursive, black and clear. Rev. blank. 64" x I". Bleached and abraded at one end which has probably been exposed. The other end is completely preserved except that it is chipped.
N. xv. o8. Slip of wood, Chinese char. ; broken at both ends. 61"xA". Writing very black, except at one end where wood is bleached and writing faded. Found 3. ii. 1901. See Pl. CXII.
N. xv. og. Slip of wood, Chinese char. ; broken at both ends. 51:"xÇ. Writing faded ; wood bleached. Found 3. ii. 1901. See Pl. CXIV.
N. xv. oro. Slip of wood, Chinese char. ; broken at both ends. 3 a" xi-. Found 3. ii. 1901. See Pl. CXIV.
N. xv. OIi. Fine plain silk, resembling modern Lahore silk. A piece of dull red (would be called a ` pastel ' shade at the present day) sewn to a small fragment of dull yellow. Red 4-i" x 3A"; yellow 2*" x 1". See Pl. LXXVI.
N. xv. 012. Coarse cotton check, in dull yellow with blue stripes. Coarsely oversewn on loosely twisted blue cord along one edge. 14" x 3". See Pl. LXXVI.
N. xv. or3. Fine cotton cloth ; plain. Dull ' pastel '. red. 3" x 2/". See PI. LXXVI.
N. xv. 014. Piece of felt, loose and very uneven ; rich red ; may have been used as padding between cloth. 3a" x 6". See Pl. LXXVI.
N. xv. o15. Fine hard woollen felt ; very compact and strong. Dull yellow. Probably part of saddle Numdah or floor covering. 1r X I. See Pl. LXXVI.
N. xv. oi6. Coarse woollen cloth. Dark pink. 7" x Ii". See Pl. LXXVI.
N. xv. or7. Cotton fabric, resembling coarse harsh muslin ; very loose and open. Dull violet-pink. 5-i" x 5". See Pl. LXXVI.
N. xv. or8. Coarse cotton fabric, resembling Indian kharwa. Dull red. 51" x 3". See Pl. LXXVI.
N. xv. ow. a. Eight fragments of lacquered bowl, circular, of Chinese workmanship. Interior, sealing wax red. Exterior, bands of black, divided by thin lines of red. Between the lacquered black bands are rough-surfaced bands, from which probably the original colour has perished, being less durable. Bowl appears to be made of thin sheet of cane (probably bamboo). Original diameter of bowl appar. about 8". See Pl. LXX (interior), LXV (exterior).
N. xv. ow. b. Piece of crystal, irregularly oblong. "j". X
N. xv. oor. c. Fragment of glass, very clear, pale greenish, showing on outside a cut pattern. 1$" X I".
N. xv. oox. d. Fragment of glass, similar, plain. I" x$".