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toy figure; figure (communication artefact)

An elephant figurine in red terracotta with dark red slip, lower trunk and right foreleg lost. It has small almond shaped appliqué eyes and scalloped ear fringes. On the forehead and upper trunk is an arrangement of punched dotted lines. Elephant figurines are more or less ubiquitous in ancient South Asian sites, especially those of the later prehistoric or early historic periods. Their precise f…