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.
"Balls in terracotta, stone, shell, and faience have been found universally at Harappa, those in terracotta being recovered in specially large numbers."
Among the objects found in the large earthen chati [A 233] and a second example which would have been most familiar to Daya Ram Sahni were "earthenware bangles of various sizes were found in large abundance. A few complete specimens were found" (p.
He continues, about perhaps one of the finest objects he found in 1921: "One pair of them attains a high degree of excellence. It is made of fine clay coloured blue. (No. A 182.) Plate IX, Photo No. 2759." - Daya Ram Sahni, Annual Progress Report of
"Base of a terracotta image containing feet of a deity with an uncertain, figure between them (B 54)." - Daya Ram Sahni, Annual Progress Report of the Archaeological Survey [of India], Hindu and Buddhist Monuments, Northern Circle for the Year Ending