Terra cotta figurine of a dog with a projecting collar. This type of collar is today often used on fighting dogs to protect their throats (H2000-4968/2165-52, Mound E, Trench 54).
Ancient Indus Valley Civilization dog figurines and related objects
Some texts from ancient Mesopotamia mention imports received from the land of "Meluhha", widely considered a reference to the Indus Civilization. Among these imports, according to some interpretations, is a colored dog.
The somewhat schematic "begging dog" figurine on a circular base holds its front paws in front of its body, a posture that is commonly associated with dogs.
Dogs are also depicted in playful postures, such as one small dog that seems to be crouching with its tail curving up and onto its back. Approximate dimensions (W x H (L) x D): 1.9 x 3.3 x 2.1 cm.