Bird

Bird

Bird
Khotan, China
200-500 AD
Museum no. LOAN:INDIA.64 (Khot.06.h)
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London
On loan from the Government of India and the Archaeological Survey of India

The tiny terracotta bird with a large crest with incised decoration and pierced for suspension was purchased in Khotan by Sir Aurel Stein. Most of the terracottas seem to have been found on the surface and not within excavations.