Terracotta Idol of the Harappa Culture

Culture: Indus Valley culture
Period: around 2500 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 11.3 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6344
Provenance: Parisian private collection, acquired from La Reine Margot in the 1980s. With original certificate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Cylindrical terracotta figure with a round head and a pointed, long nose, which can be attributed to the Harappa or Indus Valley culture. The eyes in the shape of a coffee bean, the ears set deep and long. The stylized figure, probably female and to be interpreted as a fertility idol, has the hair braided in a pony tail at the back. Little toes peek out of the tubular body below, the arms are crossed in front of the chest, notches indicate abundant arm jewellery. A wonderfully preserved idol from Harappa in northern Pakistan.