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A Fine and Rare Indus Valley Terracotta Goddess

A Fine and Rare Indus Valley Terracotta Goddess


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1384808

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Maklaiheung Gallery
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Ontario, Canada
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 $3,500.00 
This terracotta figure of a seated goddess dates to the early 3rd millennium BCE and comes from the Mergarh region of what is now Pakistan. She has large breasts and the head of a bird. Her hair is decorated with jewels and she wears elaborate necklaces around her neck. These figures clearly served a ritual function, and this one expresses a strange mixture of vulnerability and authority. She may be more dangerous than she looks! These very finely-modelled figures date from relatively early in the Indus Valley civilization; the later, more common examples tend to be much more crudely fashioned. Height: 10.8 cm. Condition: Very good. The head has been broken and restuck. There is no new material, which is rare. Price: USD $3500; CAD $4680 (13% HST will be applied on all sales in Ontario.)