It is appropriate that – besides broken seals – among the very first objects that the ancient Indus people represented themselves through four thousand years later were toys.
From left to right, a miniature version of a cylindrical perforated jar made of terracotta, a cubical chert stone weight, a small terracotta cylindrical drinking vessel, with a toy terracotta spinning top incorrectly placed on it upside down to serve
"Animal figures, mostly in terracotta, have been found in very large numbers at Harappa. They are also fairly common in faience, specially the squirrels and rams, both of which were used as amulets.
Several types of birds are represented in figurines. Bird figurines with long tapered tails probably represent parakeets.
A circular terracotta platform or container with many small lozenges, possibly representing grain, between the flattened broken feet of two birds perched on opposite sides of the container provides another possible example of the keeping of birds by
Many bird figurines have circular bases instead of legs and feet. Some have outstretched wings and may represent birds in flight. Approximate dimensions (W x H(L) x D): 4.4 x 5.4 x 5.3 cm.