Female figurine with a pannier headdress from Harappa 7

Some of the female figurines are very ornate with elaborate headdresses, chokers and/or necklaces, and decorated multiple-strand belts. The fan-shaped headdresses sometimes have panniers or cup-like attachments on either side of the head and depictions of flowers added at the top or sides of the head. Some of these panniers contain traces of black residue that may indicate that oil or an essence was burned in them, possibly as part of a ritual. Approximate height: 13.2 cm. (Photograph by J. Mark Kenoyer)