Toycart-frame, section A, layers 3 & 4 (Bakkar Buthi).
Ancient Indus civilization toys.
One type of wheeled figurine has lateral holes for the axles through the ends of the legs.
Approximate dimensions (W x H(L) x D): 3.6 x 11.0 x 7.5 cm.
A small subset of the figurines from Harappa originally had wheels. Of the many small terracotta wheels found at Harappa, at least some must have been intended for these wheeled objects.
Another figurine that may have been used as a toy is the quadruped, probably a bovine, with a movable head and tail.
Some terracotta figurines such as the unusual ithyphallic pot-bellied animal figurines with tails and holes through the shoulders for movable arms were probably used as toys or puppets. A few examples also have holes in their bases.
Textile impressions on a toy bed made during the Harappan Phase (c. 2600-1900 BCE) show finely woven cloth made of uniformly spun threads. This example shows a fairly tightly woven normal weave.
One of the games played by the children of the Indus cities may be represented by terra cotta discs found in graduated sizes.