A polychrome Indus Valley red terracotta statuette of a Zebu bull. The animal is modelled in a naturalistic manner with anatomical features emphasised by stripes of black pigmentation. A geometric pattern, arranged in black-pigmented central dots encircled by multiple black dots, further adorns the Zebu bull’s body.
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: 10.2cm height, 13cm length
Provenance: From the David Gold (deceased) collection, 1970’s.
- Indus Valley
- Zebu Bull Statuette
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 3rd-2nd millennium BC