Mohenjo-Daro: Male bust showing ancient hairdo and clothing styles, physiognomy of ancient inhabitants, Mohenjo-daro, Museum
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|Collections||Arthur Llewellyn Basham|
|Title:||Mohenjo-Daro: Male bust showing ancient hairdo and clothing styles, physiognomy of ancient inhabitants, Mohenjo-daro, Museum|
|Author(s):||Herbert E, Budek Films and mounted transparencys, Santa Barbara, California|
|Keywords:||Indus Valley Pottery and Sculpture;stone sculpture;Mohenjo-Daro;mounted transparency set|
|Series/Report no.:||Basham Collection|
|Description:||Among the numerous pieces of sculpture unearthed at Mohenjo-daro, the southernmost major city in the Indus River culture, was this fine-grained limestone fragment of a man which, today, is often referred to as the 'High Priest' because of his stately appearance and inwardly absorbed expression, Although the fragment is only about seven inches tall, it is remarkably well worked and represents one of the two major styles of sculpture identified for the Indus culture, The first is the 'formal' type as exemplified by the 'priest': the second is an 'organic' style which is highly naturalistic and which forms the stylistic basis for most of the 'folk art' comprised of small figurines and some larger pieces not associated with the personal folk-art cult images, the 'priest' is of particular interest to us also because it bears a slight stylistic resemblance to early Sumerian figures, like those found at Ur and Tello, The style of clothing, hair and physiognomy are chiefly of the people of the Indus, however,|
|Other Identifiers:||ANUA 682-116|
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