Ceramic lamb figurine
This ceramic lamb figure comes from the Staffordshire potteries in the early 1800s. Originally, it would have been standing on a porcelain base. Little figures from this period are common and often we see dogs with the same kind of rough textured coat.
This lamb was found associated with the grave of a small child. It is possible that this was a treasured keep-sake or possession, put in the coffin to accompany the child to heaven.
In Christianity, the lamb has special significance representing purity and goodness, and is a symbol of Jesus, the Lamb of God.