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Harappa: Furnace for melting metal, Harappa, Museum,

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Harappa: Furnace for melting metal, Harappa, Museum,
Author(s): Herbert E, Budek Films and mounted transparencys, Santa Barbara, California
Keywords: Indus Valley Civilization;archaeology;Harappa;mounted transparency set
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: Both copper and bronze were smelted by the Indus Valley people usually for sculpture, but also for weapons and certain tools, In casting sculpture, the method of cire perdue or 'waste mold' was used continually and has survived in India for more than 5000 years, Copper was the metal most often used and combined with about ten per cent tin, Bronze was second, Iron was not known at this period, Smelting furnaces were built in the courtyards of shops specializing in metal work and were relatively compact in size,
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-76


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