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Notes on the Jarigole Pillar Site
GbJj1/16070. Cattle figurine seen from the top. Note the notches behind the horns, a characteristic of cattle.
GbJj1/16070. The same figurine viewed from the front. The horns appear asymmetrical, possibly suggesting horn bending.
Cattle figurine viewed from the side. Most of the face and nose are broken away, as are the horns. The notches behind the horns are present, though not visible from this angle.
GbJj1/15822. Fragment from a large cattle figurine. A portion of the head showing the notch behind the base of the horn at the left. The distance across the head, from notch to notch, is about 6 cm.
GbJj1/4535. Miss Piggy in full vent? More likely a young cow chewing it's cud.
GbJj1/4535. The same figurine seen from the top.
GbJj1/17089. Equid figurine.
GbJj1/16008. Sheep figurine. Notice the small ears, the face-hugging wattle, and the fat back.
GbJj1 3722A. Figurine of a leopard with a comb-stamped decoration.
GbJj1/60982. Elephant figurine. Note the treatment of the spine, humb and forehead.
GbJj1/26000. Giraffe figurine. Note the treatment of the spine.
GbJj1/26000. This damage evidently done prior to burial. Target practice?
GbJj1/18289Hippo figurine fragment. Note the treatment of the tooth sockets and the lip plate. The bend at the base suggests that the mouth was opened wide. As the mouth is about 5.5 cm. wide and 11 cm. long, the entire figurine must be sizable indeed.
Notice that the entire interior of the mouth is painted red.
The long, continuously tapered snout suggests that this represents a jackal or domesticated dog rather than a hyena. The white stripe is a paint that has been added after firing and is suggestive of a honey badger as is the position of the eye on the right side of the head. Howerver the shape of the head and snout, the stripe painted all the way to the tip of the nose, and the high position of the eye on the left side of the head, are all at odds with this interpretation.
GbJj1/46780. Bird figurine head. There is a fired red paint, and an unfired white paint and flecks of red ochre added after firing. The indented decoration around the neck appears to be from binding with cordage before firing when the clay body was moist.
GbJj1/15822. Large figurine leg. Fragments of legs are common at Jarigole.
Small figurine leg with the remains of a red paint or slip. The paint adheres best to the inner part of the leg and there is some polish on the outer part of the leg suggesting this figurine may have seen a fair amount of use prior to its burial.
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