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**Originally Listed At $250**

Central Asia, Indus Valley, Harappan/Mohenjo-Daro civilization, ca. 2700 to 2000 BCE. A pair of terracotta Zebu bulls, depicted together, atop an integrated flat, square platform. The bulls appear to be kneeling or possibly standing on short legs. Each is painted with wide, round eyes and stripes around their distinctive humps and backs. The Zebu is the domesticated form of the Asian auroch, who was replaced by the Zebu through selective breeding during this time period. Artistic representations of humped bulls occur throughout the area and it has been theorized by the excavators of Harappa that they symbolize the "leader of the herd" - powerful, strong, and virile. Size: 4" L x 3.1" W x 2.3" H (10.2 cm x 7.9 cm x 5.8 cm)

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

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#135461

Condition

Three of the four horns are lost. Small chips and areas of encrustation commensurate with age. Nicely preserved pigment.

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Indus Valley Pottery Platform with Zebu Bulls

Estimate $500 - $750Oct 29, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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