Terracotta Dog, Ram and Bulls 34

Daya Ram Sahni described these four objects as a "a terracotta dog (A 166), a ram (A 233) ; and two bulls (A 310 and C 14)" the latter of which he considered "nicely made" (p. 13, 26). The ram was found in the large earthen chati (A 233). He considered these animals as examples of toys (p. 13.)

"Many different types of animal figurines have been found at the site and these examples are very typical of forms found during the Harappa Phase, 2600-1900 BCE. For more examples see Embodying Indus Life."

- Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, 2021.

Note: A 166 is skipped in the 1921 listing of objects found and likely A 196 was meant.

ASI Description: 

A. 196 Terracotta dog (length 3").

A 310 Terracotta bull (length 3") with holes in horns, hump and tail, probably part of a toy cart.

C 14 Nicely-made terracotta bull (length 2 1/4").

A. 333 [no description of findspot given, but a ram]

[Appendix D] A terracotta dog (A 166), a ram (A 233) ;and two bulls (A 310 and C 14).

Slide Year: 
Silver Plate: 
2808
(Item) Serial Number: 
A 196
A 310
C 14
A 333
Trench: 
A
A
C
A
Find spot: 
6 x 19
14 x 11
none
none
Depth (ft.): 
2
9
4
Depth (in.): 
6
0
6