The Indus Valley Civilisation extended from what today is north east Afghanistan to Pakistan and north west India and was one of three early and widespread cradles of civilisations along with Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Aridification of the region during the 3rd millennium BCE may have been the initial spur for the urbanisation associated with the civilisation, but eventually also reduced the water supply enough to cause the civilisation’s demise, and to scatter its population eastward. At its peak, the Indus Civilisation, which included such sites as Harappa and Mohenjo-daro, may have had a population of over five million who developed new techniques in pottery, seal carving and metallurgy.
Indus Valley Chalcolithic Fertility Figure
A pale cream Indus Valley Chalcolithic pottery fertility figure of a seated female. Her face has a hooked nose, signature large sunken eyes and tall headdress. She wears a tight collar around her neck, partly covering her breasts. Her hands and forearms held in a horizontal position, with feet bare and toes pointed down.
Period: Early - Middle Bronze Age
Condition: Fine condition, stand not included with figure.