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Harappa: Terra cotta toy cart, Harappa, Museum,

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Harappa: Terra cotta toy cart, Harappa, Museum,
Author(s): Herbert E, Budek Films and mounted transparencys, Santa Barbara, California
Keywords: Indus Valley Civilization;ceramics;Harappa;mounted transparency set
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: Made in the same manner as the small cult figurines were the clay toys also found at Harappa, usually within the dwellings or the courtyards of the houses, The clay figures were kept on a small scale and not elaborately decorated and, again, were probably made by the head of the house for his own children, Animals most frequently represented were the humped bulls, elephants, rhinoceroses, pig, monkey, goat, sheep, turtles and birds: cows never appeared, Interestingly enough, nearly three-fourths of all the terra cotta figures found at either Harappa or Mohenjo-daro were of animals, especially the humped bull, however, there is little to indicate that animals were worshiped or sacred at that time save the bull which might have had some religious significance,
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-84


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