Feline figurine from Harappa 47

Many of the feline figurines are depicted with collars around their necks (as with the rhinoceros). Rather than indicating that these large cats were tame, this symbol of domestication may have been used in rituals of sympathetic magic to obtain a symbolic conquest of and protection from powerful wild animals such as the large cats and the rhinoceros.

Approximate dimensions (W x H(L) x D): 4.6 x 11.5 x 6.2 cm.