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Un-humped bull

Unknown-2800/-2700

National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi

Terracotta bull figurines are commonly found at the larger urban centres and smaller settlements of the Harappan culture. Among the livestock, depictions of the bull on seals or figurines have always been done very artistically. This terracotta bull figurine is entirely handmade. Probably a knife may have been used to shape parts of the body and its minute details after which a thin cream slip was put over the entire figurine. A garland or plaited rope appears to have been placed around the neck of the bull.

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  • Title: Un-humped bull
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: -2800/-2700
  • Location: Harappan Civilization Mohenjodaro
  • Physical Dimensions: Terracotta, 16 x 6 x 8 cm
  • Accession Number: V.S. 1539/234

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