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0330 Archaeological Reconnaissances in North-Western India and South-Eastern Īrān : vol.1
Archaeological Reconnaissances in North-Western India and South-Eastern Īrān : vol.1 / Page 330 (Grayscale High Resolution Image)

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There was also a dark coloured, unglazed ware with moulded decoration.

Dambaguh, north of Tiz, produced fragments similar to those of the other Makran sites, with the addition of a piece of lustred pottery of the tenth to twelfth century type, and some later Chinese blue and white, probably dating from about 1500.

Fragments of glass found on the Makran sites ( when they admit of classification) are, generally speaking, similar to those found at Samarra and should therefore date from about the ninth or tenth century.

The sites visited on the journey northward produced pottery of very similar kinds, but with a larger proportion of the later Persian types. At Geh, Chihil-dukhtarân, the finds were very mixed, including fourteenth-century Persian tiles with blue and lustre decoration, star tiles with plain turquoise blue glaze, late copies of Chinese blue and white, and some pieces which seemed quite modern. There was also Chinese blue and white porcelain and celadon.

The sites near Fanûch yielded wares of graffito and slip-painted types, and other wares of the ninth or tenth century kinds, besides unglazed pottery painted in red or polished.

At Bampûr was found unglazed and painted pottery and a fine unglazed red ware with burnished lines, besides pottery with leaf green and dark peacock green glazes and some with black painting under a blue glaze. There were also copies of Chinese blue and white, apparently made in the sixteenth or seventeenth centuries.

At Pishukan and Dambian, nearby, the medieval types—graffito, &c.—appear, and at Kalatuk the same mixed with late blue and white pottery.

Similarly mixed wares were found at Gulmurti, Kalanzil, and Penk on the journey north-west, while at Chah Ghulam and Chah Hasan graffito ware and pottery painted in manganese or in black, under a blue glaze, ranged from the tenth to the twelfth century.

Farther to the north-west Tump-i-Hazar-mardi produced a reddish ware with thick glaze as completely crystalline as that of the late Babylonian pottery—a phenomenon possibly due to the peculiar properties of the soil.

At Tump-i-Kharg tenth or eleventh century types were found, including lustred pottery, graffito, and slip-painted wares, a fragment boldly painted in manganese and yellow, and other pieces with dark peacock green or deep blue glazes. Water vessels were also found, and part of a mould which suggests a local manufacture of these necessary articles.

At the neighbouring Tump-i-Amirabad slip-painted ware of tenth-century type was found together with blue-glazed pottery of the Rhages type.

The finds at Shahr-i-Dagianûs in Jiruft were of much interest. There was a group of red wares ( with flat bases) coated with slips either white or black, under a transparent lead glaze. They were decorated with graffito designs; painted in manganese and yellow; or painted with slips, chiefly white. Bold patterns in white on a black ground recalled one of the so-called Samarkand types.2 Two triangular kiln supports used for this class of ware indicated a local manufacture for this group.

Other interesting types included mottled, blue and white, lustred wares, green glazed pottery with moulded reliefs all similar to the Samarra pottery, and a slightly 2 See the B.M. Guide to the Islamic Pottery of the Near East, p. 21.