figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Head and upper torso of a female human figurine in clay of 'Sar Dheri type' with typical short outstretched arms (one broken). The head has large appliqué slit eyes and mouth, pinched nose, small appliqué breasts, traces of a dot and incision crossbelt and an incised line on the left shoulder. The neck is adorned with two thick collars or necklaces decorated respectively with vertical incised lines and punched dots. On each side of the face are fringes of applied terracotta decorated with incised horizontal lines. Above the eyes are what may be the remains of a head decoration or coiffure. The back of the head and the upper back has a wide descending appliqué band decorated with dots, part of the coiffure.

Head and upper torso of a female human figurine of 'Sar Dheri type' with typical short outstretched arms (one broken). The head has large appliqué slit eyes and mouth, pinched nose, small appliqué breasts, traces of a dot and incision crossbelt and an incised line on the left shoulder. The neck is adorned with two thick collars or necklaces decorated respectively with vertical incised lines and punched dots. On each side of the face are fringes of applied terracotta decorated with incised horizontal lines. Above the eyes are what may be the remains of a head decoration or coiffure. The back of the head and the upper back has a wide descending appliqué band decorated with dots, part of the coiffure. Marked on the back in black ink 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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