Mehrgarh: view of Kachi Plain and Mehrgarh, Khorasan Mountains in background. Site located at the mouth of the Bolan Pass, an important communication/trade route between South and West Asia, ca. 8th-3rd millennium BC. (Original teaching slide code: CS-1)
Small brown jar with a constricted mouth and everted lip. The exterior is polished: the interior is smoothed. The jar is decorated with black and red paint. The top of the decorated area is bounded by a thick black band just below the lip. The lower part of the decorated area is bounded by a thin black band, below which the entire base is slipped red. The central portion is divided into two panels by pairs of thick black vertical lines each with
Carved wooden anthropomorphic figurine. Body has carved arms, legs with bulging knees, and male genitalia. The legs terminate in a round stump. The head has carved large eyes, a looping nose, a beard, and ears . The figure is wearing a hat with three vertical elements in high relief, the most anterior of which is carved into small segments. The front of the hat is intricately carved. The hat is topped with a round bulge.
Carved wooden anthropomorphic figure. Body has legs and arms with carved hands, wrist and armbands, chest decoration, navel, and male genitalia. Legs terminate is a circular wooden piece. The head has carved eyes and a long trunk which terminate in the chest. The figure is wearing an elaborately decorated pointed headdress. The hat has four sides and seven layers denoted by carved extensions. The side panels are decorated with toothed curved lin