The finds are classified in nine categories. Very small fragments and fragments in a very bad state of preservation have been excluded. All elements of architectural decoration were painted.
The definition of brickwork has been preferred to that of clay, which is the base material worked either as baked or unbaked. Most artefacts come from the excavation of the Ghaznavid Palace.
Among the finds brought to Italy (Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale) in 1966, only a few have been restored and analysed in 2007; 137 items are still unbandaged.