Age Unidentified - Lanka

Ruhuna - Terracotta elephant

A terracotta elephant, found 8 feet underground in Okkanpitiya area of Ruhuna in south East Lanka. Age unknown.

SPECIFICATIONS
MaterialTerracotta
TypeFigure
Length45.8 mm
Width27.0 mm
Height44.3 mm
Weight54.6 gms
Shapeelephant
ruhuna_elephant_Terracotta_side ruhuna_elephant_Terracotta_left
ruhuna_elephant_Terracotta_upper ruhuna_elephant_Terracotta_front ruhuna_elephant_Terracotta_tail
ruhuna_elephant_Terracotta_base
Right, Left, Upper, base, front, and tail views of small terracotta elephant.

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

The elephant figure was scanned at 300 dpi and displayed at 150 dpi. It was obtained in 2003 May from Mr A. Ratnayaka a collector in Katharagama, Lanka.