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Terracotta cakes
Triangular terracotta cakes were common at most Indus sites. Earlier, some scholars proposed that they were used as toilet paper. However, since many of them have been found inside kilns and hearths, it is more likely that they were used for retaining heat during pottery firing and/or cooking. A few of the triangular cakes are incised with human figures, which has led some scholars to interpret them as objects used in fire rituals. Terracotta cakes were either triangular or round/oval and sometimes had a finger impression in the center.

Model of a plow
This model of a terracotta plow in almost perfect condition was recovered from the site of Banawali. It is S-shaped with a sharp edge near the point and a hole at the end of the central component to fasten it to a yoke. The shape of the plow is exactly like the shape of the plows used in modern villages in South Asia.

Terracotta model of a house
Some terracotta objects with carved designs have provided rare examples of architectural features such as windows or doorways, and perhaps even the general structure of the houses of the Indus Civilization. Thresholds and window frames were probably made of wood and then set into baked brick walls. Windows may have been covered with cloth curtains or carved screens. The house depicted in this model may have originally had two stories since part of an upper threshold is preserved.

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