A miniature bird cart from Indus Valley period. A fine example of the craftsmanship of the time, on terracotta. The Indus Valley people often drew inspiration from the real world. The pottery skills were used to make miniaturized carts for children. This toy might have been an object of amusement for children, but it is evident that people were aware of the use of wheel for movement.

The early appearances of such carts suggest that they are a result of indigenous technological development.


  • Title: Bird Cart
  • Date: 800/1000
  • Location: Bajaur, Pakistan
  • Physical Dimensions: Terracotta, 6cm x 11cm
  • Type: Object

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