The Indus Valley Civilisation extended from what today is north east Afghanistan to Pakistan and north west India. It was one of three early and widespread cradles of civilisation along with Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. At its peak, the Indus Valley Civilisation, which included such sites as Harappa and Mohenjo-daro, may have had a population of over five million, who developed new techniques in pottery, seal carving, and metallurgy.
Indus Valley Chalcolithic Terracotta Deity Statuette
An Indus Valley terracotta figurine of a deity, featuring classic Indus Valley characteristic including rounded, sunken eyes, and a protruding hooked nose. The stylised male figure is portrayed wearing a head garment decorated with two horizontal rows of incised dots. The statuette’s left hand and both feet are now missing, but the other hand is well preserved, revealing the intricate detailing of the fingers. Earthly encrustations remain on the surface.
Condition: Fine condition, left hand and both feet now missing, small repair can be seen to where the missing hand would have been. Some signs of ageing and earth encrustations on the surface.