Standing Mother Goddess

Unknown2700 BC - 2100 BC

National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi
New Delhi , India

It is one of the rare terracotta female figures from Mohenjodaro. The figure is handmade and has coating of thick red slip. It is adorned with a peculiar fan-shaped head-dress. The large pannier cups like objects are suspended on either side of the head. The cup portion has some black colour impression of charcoal. The figure is wearing cone type objects on the forehead. The figure does not have upper garments but the lower garment is secured by three bands fastened in front by a medallion like clasp. She is wearing three necklaces in which the middle one is smaller than the other two having a set of four cylindrical pendants. The largest necklace is hanging on the bare chest between the bare conical breasts. The eyes are shown by two round pellets of clay and her nose is pinched.


  • Title: Standing Mother Goddess
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 2700 BC - 2100 BC
  • Location: Sindh, Pakistan
  • Physical Dimensions: w85 x h230 cm (WIthout cover)
  • Type: Statue
  • Rights: National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi
  • Style: Indus Art
  • Place Part Of: Pakistan

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