Ancient Indus Valley Terracotta Painted Bull Idol

Ancient Indus Valley Terracotta Painted Bull Idol
C. 3000 - 2000 B.C.

Ca. 3000-2000 BC Lovely Indus Valley Zebu bull idol crafted from terracotta. Animal is depicted with its characteristic and distinctive hump, short stubby legs and very wide horns. Painted facial features and stripe on the back. The bull was a symbol of strength and leadership in Indus Valley society.

This item includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

Material: Ceramics

Condition: Good, see photos

Date: C. 3000 - 2000 B.C.

Size: H:73mm / W:80mm ; 76g

Provenance: The Supplier warrants that is has obtained this lot in a legal manner.
Provenance: From an old British collection formed in the 1990s; previously acquired in Austria.

Lot details
Ancient Indus Valley
Painted Bull Idol
Century/ Timeframe
C. 3000 - 2000 B.C.
Good Condition, See Photo
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