Elephant head 63

Elephant head with stylized wide spread ears. Traces of red and white paint bands are visible on the face. Painting of elephants for ritual processions is a common practice in traditional India and the main colors are red and white.

This figurine may represent a tame elephant or an elephant that is being marked for sacrifice. Hand formed and incised.

Material: terra cotta
Dimensions: 4.8 cm height, 5.4 cm width, 4.6 cm breadth
Harappa, Lot 800-01
Harappa Museum, H87-348