Female figurine with three chokers/necklaces from Harappa 15

One of the largest female figurines found at Harappa has a (badly broken) fan-shaped pannier headdress with black residue in the cups of the panniers and a forward-projecting face. She is heavily ornamented with an elaborate choker and two other necklaces, each with three strands and many pendants. This elaborate ornamentation of figurines is one reason that female figurines have often been interpreted as deities, most commonly as "Mother Goddesses." Residues that may indicate burning of oils or other substances in the panniers have also prompted a cultic interpretation, although there is not yet any contextual evidence to support such an interpretation.

Approximate dimensions (W x H x D): 7.8 x 14.0 x 5.8 cm.