Archaeological Remains of Ancient India

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A fragmentary sculpture showing a royal couple seated with attendants. King wears a circular pendant in his right ear, a dhoti and wristlets while queen is extended on the right.

The scene probably also shows a platform, there's a carpet spread on it on which the royal couple is sitting.

2nd century BCE, Satavahana

 
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Fragment of a plaque containing a female figure with hair arranged in a knot. She holds an object in her upraised right hand.

C.2nd-1st Century BCE


locks of hair which some historians place in the Kushan era/Kushan influence, evidently preceeding kushan in this figurine.
 
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Fragment of a plaque containing a female figure with hair arranged in a knot. She holds an object in her upraised right hand.

C.2nd-1st Century BCE


locks of hair which some historians place in the Kushan era/Kushan influence, evidently preceeding kushan in this figurine.

You're talking about dreadlocks? That shows up well before Kushans.
 

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I have come cross articles which state that glass being used to make vessels was unknown in India and it was only used to make bangles and glass beads;

there are references to glass vessels in the Indian literature and backed by archaeological evidences

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A very ancient text sushruta samhita talks about glass vessels being employed for servnig food.

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Buddhist texts forbids the use of glass bowls, ornaments used with 'shoes'

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It is said that Hookah/sheesha is persian in origin

here is 2100 years old Hookah from the Shunga period, probably made of Glass as well as we know glass containers were used back then

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Tail part of a toy cart preserving the standing figure of a women with right hand placed on the head as if engaged in toilet. Her left hand is raised up to the shoulder holding same object from which shoots out a pipe like object reaching her mouth. Her lower garment appears to be a transparent sari. There are three holes two for a rod to hold the wheels and thirds for string.
 

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Unakoti, Tripura, 6th Century AD+

Filled with carvings of Hindu gods and goddesses. Shiva, Gandesh, Durga among others are present at this site.

Some of the earliest images of the Hindu pantheon in the North East. The artistic relief style is rather unique.
 
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Relief image of a agrarian scene on a bone comb, Chandraketugarh, Sunga, 2nd-1st Century BC

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Unbenign creature feeding and drinking, possibly a early image of a Rakshasa, Chandraketugarh, Sunga, 2nd-1st Century BC

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Gold plated Ear Plug, 2nd Century BC-2nd Century AD, Kaushambi

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Crystal Ear Plug, 2nd Century BC-2nd Century AD, Kaushambi

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Cast Copper Coin with Lion and Bull, 3rd-2nd Century BC, Kaushambi
 
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Box Lid with Incised Figural Decoration, 3rd-4th Century AD

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Female warrior with a Indian broadsword inside a spotted sheath, parrying Indian shield

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Group of soldiers hunting a lion and stealing a cub?
 
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