Embodying Indus Life

Terracotta Figurines from Harappa in 72 slides. A look at the many types of female, male and other figurines and what they may tell us of Indus people.

By Sharri Clark.

The original 2001 version of this section on a black background can be seen at old.harappa.com.

Click on the slide below for slideshow mode; click on the title for the image on a white background with longer captions.

1. A group of terracotta figurines from Harappa
2. Ox- or water buffalo-drawn cart with driver from Harappa
3. Early Harappan stylized female figurine from Harappa
4. Early Harappan female figurine with painted features from Harappa
5. Female figurine with a fan-shaped headdress from Harappa
6. Three female figurines with painted fan-shaped headdresses from Harappa
7. Female figurine with a pannier headdress from Harappa
8. Head of a female figurine with a "tiara" headdress from Harappa
9. Female figurine with a double volute headdress from Harappa
10. Female figurine with a double volute headdress from Harappa
11. Female figurine with painted hair from Harappa
12. Female figurine with locks of hair from Harappa
13. Female figurine with a "turban" from Harappa
14. Two female figurines with other head decor from Harappa
15. Female figurine with three chokers/necklaces from Harappa
16. Female figurine with painted ornaments from Harappa
17. Female figurine with a decorated belt and "skirt" from Harappa
18. "Fat" female figurine from Harappa
19. Female figurine nursing an infant from Harappa
20. Female figurine holding a nursing infant from Harappa
21. Three male figurines from Harappa
22. Standing male figurine from Harappa
23. Male figurine from Harappa
24. Two seated male figurines from Harappa
25. Seated male figurine from Harappa
26. Seated male figurine with hands raised from Harappa
27. Male figurine with hair swept forward from Harappa
28. Two male figurines with painted hair from Harappa
29. Male figurine with a fan-shaped headdress from Harappa
30. Four male figurines with horned headdresses from Harappa
31. Composite figurine with horns from Harappa
32. Three Early Harappan zebu figurines from Harappa
33. Early Harappan zebu figurine with incised spots from Harappa.
34. Zebu figurine with painted designs from Harappa
35. Painted torso of a figurine from Harappa
36. Water buffalo figurine from Harappa
37. Water buffalo figurine from Harappa
38. Ram figurine from Harappa
39. Ram figurine with painted designs from Harappa
40. Three markhor figurine heads from Harappa
41. Deer figurine from Harappa
42. Two rhinoceros figurines from Harappa.
43. Rhinoceros figurine from Harappa
44. Elephant figurine head with painted designs from Harappa
45. Hollow elephant figurine from Harappa
46. Feline figurine from Harappa
47. Feline figurine from Harappa
48. Two feline figurines from Harappa
49. Feline figurine with "coffee bean" eyes from Harappa
50. Bear figurine from Harappa
51. Monkey figurine from Harappa
52. Hare? figurine from Harappa
53. Turtle figurine from Harappa
54. Fish figurine from Harappa
55. Dog figurine with a collar from Harappa
56. "Begging dog" figurine from Harappa
57. Crouching dog figurine from Harappa
58. Unidentified animal figurine from Harappa
59. Bird figurine from Harappa
60. Bird figurines and grain from Harappa
61. Bird figurine from Harappa
62. Bird figurine/whistle from Harappa
63. Animal "puppet" figurine from Harappa
64. Body of a figurine with a movable head and tail from Harappa
65. Movable head of a bovine figurine from Harappa
66. Bodies of two figurines with neck shafts from Harappa
67. Movable head of a bovine figurine from Harappa
68. Wheeled zebu figurine from Harappa
69. Wheeled ram figurine from Harappa
70. Mask/amulet from Harappa
71. Attachable water buffalo horns from Harappa
72. Two composite anthropomorphic / animal figurines from Harappa