figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Clay head of an animal figurine, probably a sheep, with tightly curling back horns, in red terracotta with a grey core. Its horns appear to have been decorated in black paint and there is a black band painted across the forehead of the animal above the eyes, wich are also painted black. A quick look at this head with its pointed muzzle suggests identification of it as a sheep, however, though sheep in that region rarely have these sorts of horns.

Head of an animal figurine (probably a sheep) with tightly curling back horns, in red terracotta with a grey core. Its horns appear to have been decorated in black paint and there is a black band painted across the forehead of the animal above the eyes, wich are also painted black. A quick look at this head with its pointed muzzle suggests identification of it as a sheep, however, though sheep in that region rarely have these sorts of horns. The head is marked with ‘SD’ (probably Sari Dheri, Charsadda District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan). Early Historic Period, probably early centuries. Archaeological context: presumably unstratified and from a surface collection. Given by Col D H Gordon (1952/3).

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