LIST OF OBJECTS FROM RUINS NORTH OF KHOTAN 1281
K.S. 0010. Stucco relief fr. Lotus pedestal and feet of Buddha. Same mould and material as K.S. 007. I" x I -,rr'.
K.S. ooII. • Stucco relief fr. Head of fig., nimbùs and R. shoulder with elbow preserved. Round brows a fillet above which is crown-like head-dress with flat top and petal border. Elongated ears. Nimbus plain. R. arm stretched out from shoulder, and bent upwards. Same material as K.S. ooi ; for fig., cf. K.S. 005. I g" X Ig'.
K.S. 0012. Stucco relief fr. of chain-pattern. Curved; round links. I â" x r. Pl. X.
K.S. 0013. Stucco relief fr. of garland, curved in section, decorated with appliqué six-petalled flowers on convex side. Only five extant ; one shows traces of blue paint. Same material as K.S. oor. Cf. K.S. 0026. 3i" x I". PI. X.
K.S. 0014. Stucco relief fr. Convex piece once backed with canvas, and orn. with ripples of hair (?), showing
traces of blue paint. Same material as K.S. oor. 2-r~o
K.S. 0015. Stucco relief fr. of flame-pattern from edge of vesica (?). Three flames (beginning only). First has orange paint, bordered by a red line ; next shows traces of mauve and green on white ; while third is buff. Once backed with canvas. Material same as K.S. oor. 22"X Ia".
K.S. 0016. Stucco relief fr. Circular flower with pendent seed-vessel, resembling A.T. v. 0039, but surface defaced. Same material as K.S. ooI. I ÿg" x I1-"
K.S. 0017. Stucco relief fr., possibly representing the adoration of the Triratna by a Brahman. Lozenge-shaped when complete, but R. half broken off. On R. (centre, when complete), from lotus-flower, rises elongated octagonal boss, faceted, and with deep depressions in the facets; similar except for elongation to the boss Chal. 0033. From top and each side rises flame or streamer (that on R. lost). Cf. Samp. 005 and Foucher, L'art du Gandhdra, i. Figs. 216-18, 220, which this recalls; see also Fig. 221. On L. crouches male fig., nude except for loin-cloth, body in profile, face front. Above his head is object not clear, perhaps the Brahman's top-knot of hair or possibly the head of a snake, in which case the fig. would represent a Naga. Border of beads between plain
mouldings. Outside border, at top, fr. of leaf scroll. Good work. Material as K.S. oot. 3' x 2r". Pl. X.
K.S. ooi8. Stucco relief fr. Free spiral foliage projects to L. ; to R. what resembles human breast with part of bead necklace. Part of fig., the foliage taking place of R. arm ; see K.S. 0029. Hard white stucco, as K.S. oor 12" x 2é". PI. X.
K.S. 0020. Stucco relief fr. of lotus wreath from same mould as K.S. oo8. 2. x I$'. Pl. X.
K.S. 0021. Stucco relief fr. of lotus wreath from same mould as K.S. oo8.
K.S. 0022. Stucco relief fr. Feet and lotus pedestal of Buddha. Same mould and material as K.S. ool. i" X I".
K.S. 0023. Stucco relief fr. Pedestal, feet, and lower part of drapery of Buddha. Same mould and material as K.S. OoI. 21' X 2r.
K.S. 0024. Stucco relief fr. Head of Buddha. Same mould and material as K.S. 007. Part of halo preserved on L. Gr. M. z*'.
K.S. 0026. Stucco relief fr. of wreath as K.S. 0013.
Traces of blue remain. 3,3" x ".
K.S. 0027. Stucco relief fr. Standing Buddha, from same mould and material as K.S. o01. Complete as far as middle of thighs. L. side of halo gone. 5" x 2°
K.S. 0028. Stucco relief fr. Lower part of Gandharvi in semi-profile to L., kneeling on L. knee on lotus. Below waist, draped. Part of R. arm preserved bent with hand to
breast, but hand missing. Part of vesica with flame
border on L. Cf. Kha. i. N. 002. Plaster of Paris stucco. 3â"xz*'. Pl. X.
K.S. 0029. Stucco relief fr. Above to L. fine curling foliage ; below to L. a human hand (or foot) resting on a twig, and rising out of smooth face of plaster to R. Possibly lower part of body, floriate tail and flipper-like foot of creature resembling K:nanari; cf. K.S. ooi8. Gr. M. z ". Pl. X.
K.S. ooso. Stucco relief fr. Lotus leaves arranged in a canopy. Bordered below in centre by semicircular raised bar. Traces of similar bar on R. end. At top the base of further orn. Plaster of Paris stucco. z2"x
OBJECTS EXCAVATED OR FOUND NEAR RUINED TEMPLE ABOVE TARISHLAK
Ta. or. Fresco fr. showing traces of Kharosthi (?) inscription in red on buff ground. z*" x
Ta. o01. Pottery fr. of vase. Dark grey-brown clay, wheel-made. Outer surface burnished smooth and decorated with incised concentric circles. Part of two sets seen. From ' Tati ' south of Mayaklik site. z" x
Ta. 002. Pottery fr. of vase. Pink clay. On outside, ring in relief and next to it a pattern of lines crossed
lozenge-wise, incised. Rough surface. Hand-made. Provenance as Ta. oor. 2' X r" x &°.
Ta. 003. Pottery fr. of rim of bowl with upper and lower flange, resembling Roman mortarium. Pinkish clay covered with olive-green glaze much decayed ; cf. Nura. 003.. Diam. at neck c. 6'. 2" X Ii" x r.
Ta. 004. Terra-cotta fr. of animal head from vase handle. Cf. Yo. 0015. f, type a. Features defaced. Gr. M. r$".