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M. Tagh. i. 0010. Horn comb, shaped as M. Tagh. a. 002. Teeth all broken. Width zA", H. of handle g", sixteen teeth to
M. Tagh. i. oor1. Wooden key for lock of type Kha. v. oo6. Holes for six pegs (all missing) arranged : • : • Traces of dark paint. Hard and well preserved. Length 4" or handle), width 4j", thickness .
M. Tagh. i. oo2g. Fr. of terra-cotta saucer in form of tortoise. Extant part shows head and forefeet. Eyes shown by deep circular groove round central dot ; two indentations represent nostrils ; broad slit for mouth, with three cross-slits to indicate teeth. Body scored one side with rough lozenge-pattern. Back hollowed out for bowl. Clay on broken surface brick-red. Surface buff. Well-made. 3" x 3" x I". Pl. LI.
M. Tagh. ii. 001. Fr. of horn comb like M. Tagh. i. ooro. Teeth broken, and one end lost. H. of handle }f, width (orig.) c. 3", thirty teeth to r".
M. Tagh. ii. oog. Pottery jug with globular body, short neck,'and slightly spreading mouth; loop handle from mouth rim to shoulder ; flat base. Hand-made. Coarse red clay. H. 3i", diam. (with handle) 3'.
M. Tagh. ii. ooro. Triangular stucco mould for casting seated Buddha relief; triangular also in section, top broken off. Mould on widest face shows Buddha seated on lotus, hands in lap, circular vesica and halo. Hard red stucco (plaster of Paris ?). 3" x zr
M. Tagh. iv. o01. Piece of calcined bone, tapering, and squared to give oblong section. Cross-diagonal incisions on narrow sides, and same on broad with straight incisions between. 2" x r to i' x a ' to".
M. Tagh. iv. 002. Wooden stick ending in turned knob on narrow neck orn. with mouldings. Other end broken. Length 4f", diam. stick 3", diam. neck A', diam. knob. ô".
OBJECTS EXCAVATED FROM REFUSE-HEAPS BELOW MAZAR-TAGH FORT
M. Tagh. a. ooi. Small ring of whitish felt for steadying weights carried on head. Sewn with string. See M. Tagh. a. 0034. Diam. outside 3$", thickness e".
M. Tagh. a. 002. Wooden comb. Back flatter than usual, but still curved, one end broken off. Cf. L.A. vI. ii. 0054. Width c. 4", H. 2g', length of teeth rig", twelve teeth to s".
M. Tagh. a. oo3. Wooden knife-handle, straight, elliptical in section, with socket from which blade is lost. Hard, but split. 5i" X I" X 4" to '.
M. Tagh. a. 004. Wooden sheath for dagger or straight sword, end of. Made of two hollowed strips of wood placed face to face and covered with strip of leather apparently glued. 54" x I" to s' to i".
M. Tagh. a. 005. Wooden sheath for dagger, end of; as M. Tagh. a. 004, but longer. Here instead of a broad strip of leather folded round, a narrow strip is wound round. Chigan (1) wood. 6k' x Is" to Z' x yr to A".
M. Tagh. a. 006-007. Two wooden writing-slips, blank ; each with string-hole. Length 5*" and 5".
M. Tagh. a. oo8. Wooden pen ; stick with bark on, trimmed to point, as T. xix. 067. Length 7i-".
M. Tagh. a. oog. Wooden weaving-stick (?), cut down somewhat roughly to short encl. in which is hole. See L.B. oo r r. Length s' r r. diam. i" to;6 '.
M. Tagh. a. ooro. Wooden spatula with flat oblong bowl. Roughly cut. Length of wlicle 6a', of bowl z8", gr. width f-i".
M. Tagh. a. Doll. Wooden spatula with fiat oblong bowl, as M. Tagh. a. ooro. Neatly cut. Handle ends in lozenge. Length of whole 6k", of bowl ri", gr. width e". Pl. LI.
M. Tagh. a. 0012. Paper fr., thin, felted. Much torn ;
has been used for carrying red-ink powder for seals. I I" x 3k".
M. Tagh. a. 0013. Fr. of wooden arrow-shaft ; feather-end complete, other end broken. Tapers slightly towards intact end, but thickens again at tip to take notch. This end for Imo' shows marks of lacquer and binding; below remain traces of three feathers, c. 5" in length, arranged in gradual spiral so that they do a quarter-turn of the shaft in their length (the effect of this would be to impart a left-hand spin). At their end is again a ring of lacquer round shaft. Cf. T. xix. i. oo6. Length rot", diam. â" to â". Pl. LI.
M. Tagh. a. 0054. Wooden arrow-shaft, like M. Tagh. a. 0053, apparently complete in length, but never finished. Notch cut, but no marks of lacquer or feathers. Tapering towards both ends. Length Io$", diam. r to i".
M. Tagh. a. 0015. Fr. of wooden arrow-shaft, like M. Tagh. a. 0013. No marks left of feathers. Traces of red paint and lacquer. Length 52", diam. ig" to V.
M. Tagh. a. 0016. Wooden stick broken at one end, trimmed round. Prob. intended for arrow-shaft. Length Ion", diam. r to ie".
M. Tagh. a. 0017. Upper end of recurved wooden bow, triangular in section. At tip, hole for suspension ; 22" lower is notch for string, which has worn the sides. For 5" from lower end wood is pared down to take binding, now gone. Wood probably of tamarisk. Length (straight) Ilk", gr. width $", gr. thickness i-". Pl. LI.
M. Tagh. a. oor8. Upper end of recurved wooden bow, as M. Tagh. a. 0017. Remains of binding of bark strips for 4i" at lower end. Length r I" (straight), width $" to A", thickness i" to $". Pl. Li.
M. Tagh. a. ooig. Pair of wooden eating-sticks (?), trimmed round, ends bluntly bevelled off. Towards upper