figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Head in the form of a human or monkey figurine, in red terracotta with a grey core. The neck is narrow, and the mouth a crude incised smiling slash. The nose is roughly punched and the eyes similarly executed. The ears are pressed close to the head, and there appear to be striations on the back of the head indicating hair.

Head from a human or monkey figurine in red terracotta with a grey core. The neck is narrow, the mouth a crude incised smiling slash. The nose is roughly punched and the eyes similarly executed. The ears are pressed close to the head and there appear to be striations on the back of the head indicating hair. The shovel-shaped head and general crudeness of this piece set it off from the usual run of such items and it has few if any parallels in the known terracotta corpus. Marked on the back of the head in black ink with ‘KD’ (possibly Kula Dheri in Charsadda District, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Pakistan). Early Historic Period in date, probably early centuries. Archaeological context: presumably unstratified and probably from a surface collection. Given by Col D H Gordon (1952/3).

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