A mother goddess bust with a multi-row necklace, applied coffee-bean shaped eyes (one missing) in red terracotta with the typical gold pyrite inclusions. This type of female figurines belongs to a group found at Charsadda (the ancient metropolis Pushkalavatu (= ‘the lotus city’ in Sanskrit) in northwestern Pakistan) that the well-known archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler called “Baroque ladies”.
Height 54mm (with mount 87mm) width 60mm depth 22mm. Weight 170 gram.
Further reading: M.Wheeler, Charsadda, a metropolis of the north-west frontier, Oxford 1962.
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