17 September 1999
A Terracotta Tile
India, Harwan, 2nd Century
Of trapezoidal shape, impressed in two rectangular reserves with a male warrior and a female holding a flower vase, the border stamped with circles
18 in. (47.5 cm.) high
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This tile would have been used as a floor tile in a layout of concentric circles. For other examples, see R. Fisher, "The Enigma of Harwan," Art International, vol. XXV, November/December 1982, p. 35f.
The dating of this piece is consistent with the results of Oxford thermoluminescence test sample 581y88.
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