PAKISTAN BALOCHISTAN INDUS votive figurine circa 2000-1000 BC


PAKISTAN, BALOCHISTAN, INDUS, votive figurine, circa 2000-1000 BC, a woman, 3-horned hairdo, necklace, earrings, otherwise nude, clay, 54x74x24mm, missing below chest, also an arm, a hair horn, 1.5 eyes, an earring, but pleasing smooth surface, head broken from torso & glued back on

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Humans started building cities, meaning a group of more than one family living in a planned and administered community, in the late neolithic period, about 10,000 years ago, roughly. The earliest known cities of South Asia (India-Pakistan-etc.) were Mohenjo-daro and Harappa, now in Pakistan. We call the culture that built those cities “Indus.” There was no writing, but there was fine pottery, polished and carved stone, and metal work. Lots of it. They were prosperous for many centuries. They didn’t have horses, but they had cattle, and some of them did yoga.

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.