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.)