×
Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
0 selections
Log In
0 selections
lots of lots
Lot 0045B
Indus River Valley, Mehrgarh, ca. 2600 to 2500 BCE. Buff clay human figurines of Mehrgarh are the oldest clay figurines that have been found in South Asia. While earlier examples were relatively simple, later examples like this demonstrate markedly greater sophistication and show more elaborate hairstyles, jewelry, and prominent breasts indicative of fertility. Although her arms are missing, she probably once held a baby, hence the term "mother goddess." Intended for an elite individual, a fine example. Custom stand. Size: 4.75" H (12.1 cm); 5" H (12.7 cm) on stand.

Provenance: Ex-private P. Anavian collection, Los Angeles, CA

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#120144

Condition

Losses to arms and one leg. Lower body reattached to torso near waist.

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

Ancient Indus Valley Pottery Nal Mother Goddess

Estimate $1,100 - $1,500Feb 9, 2017
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
Ask a Question|