Bird figurine from Harappa 59

Several types of birds are represented in figurines. Bird figurines with long tapered tails probably represent parakeets. These birds often have flattened stylized feet that were attached to other terracotta objects such as cages of which there are at least two examples from Harappa. One of the male figurines from Harappa holds a bird, possibly a chicken or a duck, which also suggests that the Harappans kept birds as pets or perhaps as a food source.

Approximate dimensions (W x H(L) x D): 2.0 x 5.0 x 2.5 cm.