Age Unidentified - Lanka

Ruhuna - terracotta beads

Small terracotta beads engraved with lines around it found in Akurugoda in area of Tissamaharama. Age unknown.

SPECIFICATIONS
Materialterracotta
Typebead
Diameter12.3 mm
Weight2.11 gms
Shapespherical
Surfaceengraved
ruhuna_bead_small_Terracotta_side ruhuna_bead_small_Terracotta_pole
Side : Longitude grid engraved around spherical surface.
Pole : Unpierced pole with merging longitudes.

SPECIFICATIONS
Materialterracotta
Typebead
Diameter12.3 mm
Weight2.70 gms
Shapeoblate
Surfaceengraved
ruhuna_bead_pierce_Terracotta_side ruhuna_bead_pierce_Terracotta_pole
Side : Longitude grid engraved around spherical surface.
Pole : Pierced pole with merging longitudes.

Many beads of various material, sizes and weights are frequently found in Ruhuna and probably used for decorative purpose.

Terracotta beads are not listed in the 1999 catalog by Osmund Bopearachchi and Rajah Wickramasinhe titled Ruhuna. An Ancient Civilization Re-visited They were obtained from the same collector who provided most of the items for that book.

If anyone has information on the age of items like it please let me know details about it.

The terracotta beads were scanned at 300 dpi and displayed at 300 dpi. It was obtained in 2001 December from Mr A. Ratnayaka a collector in Katharagama, Lanka.