A finely moulded Indus Valley Chalcolithic terracotta figurine of a seated fertility goddess, featuring characteristic facial features including rounded, sunken eyes, and a hooked nose. She is presented seated, with her forearms held horizontally and her legs bent at the knees. Differing from other parallels, much attention has been given to the portrayal of her well-proportioned, sensual body and to the clear representation of her elaborate jewelled decorations. Repaired at the left arm.
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.
Measurements: 11cm height, 4cm width
Provenance: From the David Gold (deceased) collection, 1970s
- Indus Valley Chalcolithic
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 2000-1500 BC