figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Ceramic votive sculpture of a mule. Black terracotta; a standing horse with markings on forehead and around the eyes and large ears, bridle and neckband with pendants. Several circular holes have been made in the body and back legs. A votive offering. The ears and tail have broken off, but are still present.

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