Pregnant animal headed female

Unknown2700 BC - 2100 BC

National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi
New Delhi , India

The standing animal faced pregnant female terracotta figure was acquired through excavation from Mohenjodaro. It is well baked and has traces of red chocolate colour slip. Marks of red paint suggest that this figurine was coloured red. The red colour used by Harappan terracotta artist was red haematite. The figure is solid except two holes near the arms and belly. The most notable feature is the breasts of this female figure but these are not shown. Figure does not have any arms but the two holes are marked on its two shoulders which confirm that arms were attached with the shoulder. There is one hole on the back between joints of hips and another below the abdomen. The two thick short legs are closed together. The face of figure is pinched and has elongated looks like face of an animal. The eyes and holes of nostrils are marked by incised method.


  • Title: Pregnant animal headed female
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 2700 BC - 2100 BC
  • Location: Sindh, Pakistan
  • Physical Dimensions: w40 x h94 cm (WIthout cover)
  • Type: Statue
  • Rights: National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi
  • Style: Indus Art
  • Place Part Of: Pakistan

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