votive figure

Head and upper torso from a human female figurine of Sar Dheri type: flat back, short outstretched arms, small appliqué breasts (one lost), pinched nose, slit appliqué eyes, three pointed crown-like projections from the upper brow and a series of incised horizontal lines on the upper torso indicating further adornment. This is a votive object depicting the ubiquitous devi or female deity, the hallmark of these sites.

Head and upper torso from a human female figurine of Sar Dheri type: flat back, short outstretched arms, small appliqué breasts (one lost), pinched nose, slit appliqué eyes, three pointed crown-like projections from the upper brow and a series of incised horizontal lines on the upper torso indicating further adornment. This is a votive object depicting the ubiquitous devi or female deity, the hallmark of these sites. Marked in black ink on the back with 'SD' (Sar Dheri, Charsadda District, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan). Early Historic Period, probably about 1st century BCE. Archaeological context: presumably unstratified and from a surface collection. Given by Col. D H Gordon (1952/3).

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