handle (containers)

A stylised bovine head in dark red terracotta with what may be remains of a black slip, with prominent punched hole eyes and nostrils, an incised mouth and with black painted lines on the muzzle from the eyes to the nostrils. This object appears to be a handle or boss from the side or shoulder of a ceramic vessel (the horns are lost).

A stylised bovine head in dark red terracotta with what may be remains of a black slip, with prominent punched hole eyes and nostrils, an incised mouth and with black painted lines on the muzzle from the eyes to the nostrils. This object appears to be a handle or boss from the side or shoulder of a ceramic vessel (the horns are lost). It is marked on the reverse with 'Taxila', the great early city site near Islamabad in Pakistan, though it is unknown which of the various major sites in the area broadly known as Taxila this object is associated with. Archaeological context: presumably unstratified and from a surface collection. Circa 2nd or 3rd century. Given by Col D H Gordon (1952/3).

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