Additional Notes and Items for Discussion
Terracotta figurines from ancient site of Barikot …
Keywords:Terracotta figurines, anthropomorphic, zoomorphic, Barikot, Swat
This note presents a preliminary study on the terracotta figurines collected at the urban site of Barikot/Bīr-koṭ-ghwaṇḍai. The site, lying in the middle stretch of the Swat Valley, Northwestern Pakistan, hasbeen excavating by the Italian Archaeological Mission in Pakistan (ISMEO) since the 1970s. The abundance and reliable scientific frame of the finds make the study one of a kind in the archaeology of South Asia, as it provides a valuable opportunity to create a type-chronological based catalogue.