Barger, E. and Wright, P., ‘Excavations in Swat and Explorations in the Oxus Territories of Afghanistan, a detailed report of the 1938 expedition’, Memoirs of the Archaeological Survey of India, vol. 64, Calcutta, 1941
carved relief of two birds on the roof of a hut, grey schist, 3rd century AD, Swat Valley.
Height: 0.128 m, Length: 0.118 m
Acquired from Evert Barger, Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Bristol and Philip Wright, V&A Museum, as part of the collection of finds excavated during their expedition to the Swat valley in 1938. This is no. 105 in Barger's lists.
This small fragment belongs to the upper margin of a relief. A hemispherical thatched roof reaches with its prop to the upper border with a saw tooth moulding. On the roof are perched two birds with relatively long necks.