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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Indus
Title:Human (or human animal hybrid) figurine
Date Made:ca. 3300 -1750 BCE (Indus Valley Civilization)
Materials:Ceramic; earthenware
Place Made:Asia; Indus Valley
Accession Number:  MH 2021.5.47
Credit Line:Gift of Julie Dupree Gill (Class of 1977) from the Dupree Collection
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Description:
A rough, red clay head of an animal. The face has two incised eyes and six horn-like features. Because of the placement of the holes, it is most likely a whistle from the Indus Valley. It is missing the bottom piece that would allow it to make sound.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; pottery; figures; animals

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