Pakistan, Mohenjo-daro, Terracotta figurine depicting a mother with her child, 2600-2500 B.C., Indus Valley

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Pakistan, Mohenjo-daro, Terracotta figurine depicting a mother with her child, B.

After many decades of research, the Indus Civilization is still something of an enigma -- an ancient civilization with a writing system that still awaits convincing decipherment, monumental architecture whose function still eludes us, no monumental art, a puzzling decline, and little evidence of the identity of its direct descendants.  - Shari Clark -

Most male figurines from Harappa sit with knees bent and arms at the sides of the legs or around the knees. Some of these figurines have facial features and genitalia, and a few have stylized legs joined into a single projection.

Polychrome terracotta humpbacked bull. Indus Valley, 3rd millennium B.C.

Indus Valley, millennium B.

Standing male figurine from Harappa, present day Pakistan. 2500 bce

Standing male figurine from Harappa, present day Pakistan.

Statuettes anthropomorphes " déesses mères" : terre cuite, Mehrgarh , chalcolithique récent ( -3000 )

Statuettes anthropomorphes " déesses mères" : terre cuite, Mehrgarh , chalcolithique récent ( -3000 )

Indus Valley Painted Terracotta Sculpture of a Zebu Bull - LO.1025  Origin: India/Pakistan  Circa: 2600 BC to 1900 BC  Dimensions: 4" (10.2cm) high x 7.25" (18.4cm) wide  Collection: Asian Art  Medium: Terracotta

Indus Valley Painted Terracotta Sculpture of a Zebu Bull - Origin: India/Pakistan Circa: 2600 BC to 1900 BC Dimensions: high x wide Collection: Asian Art Medium: Terracotta

Indus Valley Terracotta Fertility Goddess side view.

Indus Valley Terracotta Figurine of a Fertility Goddess - Origin: Pakistan/Western India Circa: 2500 BC to 2000 BC Dimensions: high Collection: Asian Art Medium: Terracotta

Recumbent mouflon [Indus Valley] (1978.58) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Reclining mouflon

Recumbent mouflon, Mature Harappan period, ca.

Standing figure of the Mother Goddess C. 2700-2100 B.C. Place of Origin: Mohenjo-Daro

centuriespast: “ Standing figure of the Mother Goddess C. Place of Origin: Mohenjo-Daro Materials: Terracotta National Museum, New Delhi ”

An exceptional and controversial recent find in a private collection is analyzed by a leading Italian archaeologist in a fully illustrated complete online volume with possible implications for understanding ancient Indus culture. (Photo Credi: Harappa.com)

This bull image is one of the most impressive ever found in the archaeology of the Indus river basin. As remarked by J.

Picture of man in a yoga posture, from Indus Valley Civilization (3300–1300 BC)

Picture of horned man in a yoga posture. Location: Indus Valley Civilization Date: BCE. Yoga is also practiced today in many places which proves that it was influenced from the civilization.

http://edgarlowen.com/indus-valley-art.shtml AN INDUS VALLEY TERRACOTTA BULL, c. 2500-1500 BC. Humped bull free-standing on stump feet. One horn restored. 3.5 inches.  On sale at: $350.

The bull was very important to the Indus River Valley religion

Indus Valley Slip-Painted Terracotta Sculpture of a Recumbent Zebu Bull

Indus Valley Slip-Painted Terracotta Sculpture of a Recumbent Zebu Bull - Origin: Pakistan Circa: 2800 BC to 2600 BC

Indus Valley Civilization Terracotta Fertility Goddess. Pakistan/Western India. 3500-2500 BC. H. 11,4 cm. Harappan style

Indus Valley Civilization Terracotta Fertility Goddess. Pakistan/Western India. 3500-2500 BC. H. 11,4 cm. Harappan style

Indus Valley Alabaster Sculpture of a Bull,3000 BC to 1600 BCD,Asian Art Medium,Great Britain

Indus Valley Alabaster Sculpture of a Bull - Origin: India Circa: 3000 BC to 1600 BC Dimensions: high x wide Collection: Asian Art Medium: Alabaster Location: Great Britain

Mohenjo daro breast-offering pose

Mohenjo daro breast-offering pose

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