IVC is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Perhaps we can count these archaeological sites among the top 10 oldest sites in the world. The remains of many old things have been found during the excavation of IVC cities. Artifacts from Indus valley civilization such as stamps, seals, figures, human remains and they are spread all over the world in a separate museum. Some of the artworks are very famous such as Indus Valley Pashupati seal, the Priest king, the dancing girl, etc. But still, some important and beautiful artifacts have missed the attention. Here are shown some Indus river valley civilization artifacts which you will rarely get any result on Google search.
The Kernos Ring of Vessels
The kernos ring of vessels is like an ink-pot containing iron oxide liquid used as writing ink, to write on metal objects, like copper tablets or gold pendants. The gold-pendants with sharp nibs might have been used as writing instruments. These copper tablets are quite different from the Mesopotamian tablets as they contain very less message compare to the Mesopotamian clay tablets. This probably belongs to the period of 2500 B.C.
The Zebu Bull
Rhyton (drinking vase) in the shape of a zebu. Pakistan, Southern Baluchistan. Culture of Nal, 3000-2800 BC. Painted ceramic. The pattern of the watery humped bull is an essential element of the ancient Indian scripture Rigvedic and (Pre-)Harappan culture and it moved from the Sindhu Valley starting from 2800 BCE and reaching as far West as Central Anatolia about 1400 BCE. Presently available in Guimet Museum for visit. Dimensions: 12″ (30.5cm) high x 12.25″ (31.1cm) wide.
The Pipal Tree
A particularly beautiful tree on a terra-cotta tablet discovered at Harappa in 1995. Growing from a low platform, this sinuous tree with short leaves may have been held sacred like the pipal tree.
Indus Valley Children Toys
The ancient Indus Valley civilization is rich with children’s toys, some of which are still common in today’s South Asia.
A movable head of a bovine figurine from Harappa. Some movable figurine heads are pierced through the horns on either side of the head.
A toy cart, both from Harappa.
This Human Skull belongs to the period of 2600-1700 BCE from Harappa and currently placed in Indian Museum, Kolkata for visit.
The Wet Grinder
This grinding is rare in western cuisine but common in Indian cuisine. Wet grinders are used to make pastes from grains and lentils, such as dosa, idli, and those used in cooking Indian cuisine. These grinders generally consist of a few granite stone plates that are rolled against another stone plate with the items to be ground between them.
This wet grinder is currently placed in Mohenjo Daro Museum for visit.
The Yogi Figurine
A stone figurine from Harappa of a person seated in perhaps a Yogic position. Circa 2600-1900 BCE, mature Harappan era.
The Faience Squirrel
These are a feature of the Indus civilization – very tiny (15 mm high), finely modeled and with a distinctive dark green glaze are belongs to age 2300-1750 BC. Included are bears, birds, rams, fish, snakes, hares, monkeys and in particular squirrels.
However, the Indus Valley Civilization is very old and its spread was also very large. Many cities were part of it and this was the place of residence of millions. The circumstances under which this civilization became extinct have also not been fully answered in the manner of science. But the kind of ancient Indus valley artifacts that are obtained on excavation, it is easy to guess that the people living here would have been very rich and they would have had everything to live. I hope you like the objects suggested above.
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