TC horse and camel (?) figurines from Kaiara Kot, Las Bela.
Figurines from ancient Indus Civilization sites.
A different style of quadruped body has a vertical neck shaft for attaching and possibly changing the (separate) head. Figurine heads with this type of neck shaft include the markhor heads discussed earlier (see image #40).
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Several types of birds are represented in figurines. Bird figurines with long tapered tails probably represent parakeets.
Although many animal figurines have identifiable traits (e. g., the applied "hide" and horn typical of a rhinoceros figurine), some figurines are not readily identifiable.
Some quadruped figurines are difficult to classify because the general form and many of the attributes of humpless cattle, water buffalo, and even rams may be very similar. Any of the three may have incising on the face and/or horns.
Painted designs on figurines occasionally reached the level of those often found on Harappan pottery, especially in the later periods.
A few figurines are not clearly male or female, or even anthropomorphic or animal. One unusual recently discovered figurine has no clear sex characteristics.