1256 RUINED SITES EAST AND NORTH OF KHOTAN [Chap. XXXI
exactly due east of that portion of the Uzun-tati area which I revisited in 1908, and which Map No. 27.
D. 4 shows a little over 3 miles to the north-north-east of Ulûgh-mazâr. The distance between the two sites is just 7 miles on the map, and may be somewhat less, as the débris area of Uzun-tati is likely to extend further east than actually surveyed. Thus there is exact agreement in the bearing and a very close approach in the distance to support the identification of our site with Sung Yün s Mo. Assuming the latter place was abandoned some time between Sung Yün s passage and the end of the sixth century, we should arrive at an upper date limit for the site with which all the indications above discussed—numismatic, archaeological, epigraphic—would agree remarkably well. The shrine F. xii might have been built near the deserted site in the manner of Muhammadan Mazârs a century or two later. After what has been shown above at length about the striking changes in the position of the irrigable area to which the tract about Domoko is peculiarly subject,23 it appears both impossible and needless to advance here conjectures as to the particular cause which may have brought about this southward shift of the settlement to Khâdalik and the smaller sites around it.
nicks between them. Round hollow of base, four incised rays with incised dots between. Red clay, broken. I)iam.
I", h. E.
c. Loosely woven red woollen material, with fr. of red stuff of closer texture, and brownish felt attached. 6" x c. r".
F. i. 0010. a-e. Wooden implements :
a. Stick with crutch end, carved in one piece ; end of handle pointed. Crutch cut from main limb, handle being a twig. Possibly silversmith's hammer. Length 6", length of crutch 24".
b. Stick with round flat nail-like head, bevelled to edge. Possibly wheel-ruler for stucco work. Length 64", diam. of head I8".
c and d. Sticks sq. in section, pointed at tip, notched at other end to form knob head on which bark remains. Marking-pegs (?). Length 9r and 8k".
e. Key of usual type, but very poor make ; four peg-holes arranged rhomboid fashion ; only one broken peg left.
F. z. b. ow. Terra-cotta fr. of appliqué, bird's tail (?), thin. 14"xrxig".
F. z. b. 002. a-e. String of ornament frs. : a, b. Two beads of blue paste. a barrel-shaped, b cubical but with corners faceted. a 8" x " ; b 8" x 6".
c, d. Two pieces of salmon-coloured coral (?), pierced lengthways. c x â" ; d " x
e. Hollow boss made of bronze wire coiled in spiral. Wire is of two twisted strands. Curl of hair off statue (?). Cf. same in stucco, Kha. ii. N. oo 1 o. i" x i".
F. z. b. oog. Glass ring, half of; triangular in section. Both outer sides have slanting lines incised. Diam. c. r.
F. z. b. 004. Bronze strip, slightly curved ; on convex side has three rows of punched circles, five to a row. Broken each end. -a" X 8" X u".
23 Cf. above, pp. 207 sqq.
F. ool. Fr. of decayed glass, iridescent. " x é"x 4". F. oo5. Terra-cotta spinning whorl. Hollowed base. Top convex. Near base, two incised lines with row of
F. I. ow. Whisk-broom made of bundle of grass ; for similar type see Kha. v. 002, and Ancient Kholan, ii. PI. LXXIII, n. ii. °I T. Length, x8â".
Kr. 002. Whisk-broom similar to F. I. ooz, with loop for hanging up. Length, z8".
F. z. oog. Bag made of skin of leopard's R. paw, with claws. The flesh and bones have been removed without cutting skin. 4a" X 5".
F. 1. 004. Bundle of leather thongs. Width 4" to 4".
F. I. oo5. Piece of leather, prob. from shoe-upper, with holes for stitches along top and at end. Coloured carmine outside. 71.x r g".
F. z. oo6. Horn knife-handle broken in two ; straight, flat, with rounded edges ; one end hollowed out for holding shaft. (Length complete) 4" x ".
F. z. oo7. Wooden toy bow and arrow. Bow roughly made, bent, notched near ends ; with hole in middle, in which is loosely fitted an arrow thickened at head and shaft end so that it cannot slip out, but moves up and down. Length of bow 2" ; length of arrow Ik".
F. z. oo8. Fr. of glass from rim of white translucent vessel, slightly rounded and with rim turned outwards. I"xg"XItg".
F. z. oog. a-c. Three frs. of fabrics :
Yellow cotton (?) with three lines of green inwoven. Rather worn, plain weave ; warps and woof-threads run in pairs. 7" X 4â"•
Coarse white woollen (?) fabric. No pattern. Firm and even in texture, plain weave. 6i" X Iâ".