Ram Figurine 16

Dr. Kenoyer writes (Ancient Cities, p. 164) referring to this ram figurine that domestic goats were "kept in cities, where they were used for meat and diary products, as well as for wool or goat's hair," and (p. 227):

"Hollow, seated ram figurine with hole in the center of the back. This unique object may have been used for ritual purposes to hold offerings or a small lamp. Hand formed with punctuated and incised designs as well as some appliqué."

Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 9.3 cm height, 12.2 cm length Mohenjo-daro, DK 9404
National Museum, Karachi, NMP 50.771 Mackay 1938: 188, 640, pl. LXVI, 23

ASI Number: 
DK 9404