handle (containers)

Lion's face in coarse red pottery, probably a boss or handle placed at the side or shoulder of a vessel. It has erect ears, punched and carved out eyes and eyebrows, and a prominent brow fringe, gaping open mouth with prominent whiskers and the whole surrounded by a circle of angled incisions.

A lion's face in coarse red pottery, probably a boss or handle placed at the side or shoulder of a vessel. It has erect ears, punched and carved out eyes and eyebrows, and a prominent brow fringe, gaping open mouth with prominent whiskers and the whole surrounded by a circle of angled incisions. Marked on the reverse in black ink with 'SB' (probably Sari Bahlol, Mardan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan). Archaeological context: presumably unstratified and probably from a surface collection. Early centuries. Given by Col D H Gordon (1952/3).

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