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AGATO VARSO

Modern replicas
T he cup shaped headdress of some figurines may have been used for holding oil and used as lamps. 

These replicas and the plate were made by Mohammad Nawaz, a local potter from modern Harappa. Modern bull
Modern bull at a cattle fair in the Punjab, with a spotted design made with henna Mohenjo-daro, SIndh farmers
Local farmers near Mohenjo-daro breed bulls for racing with small carts. This pair has just won a race
Sheep
Throughout Pakistan and India, special breeds of sheep are raised for sacrifice during religious festivals such as Qurbani Eid Tiger figurine
Tiger or leopard figurine with incised facial features, including punctated dots on the face that could be whisker marks. This figurine depicts a normal feline without horns or human face and therefore probably represents the actual wild animal. Hand formed with applique eyes. Elephant head
This figurine may represent a tame elephant or an elephant that is being marked for sacrifice. Hand formed and incised. 

Material- terra cotta
Dimensions- 4.8 cm height, 5.4 cm width, 4.6 cm breadth
Harappa, Lot 800-01
Harappa Museum, H87-348
Whistles
Hollow egg shaped whistles may have been used for making music and for accompaniment to singers, a tradition that is still present in rural areas of Pakistan and India. The bird shaped whistles were probably used to amuse children and may represent pet birds such as partridges or doves. Painted burial pottery
Painted burial pottery from Harappa. The two largest vessels were found in the same burial and are described below. The other smaller vessels were found in an earlier burial and represent an older style of pottery Burial of adult man, Harappa
The body may have been wrapped in a shroud, and was then placed inside a wooden coffin, which was entombed in a rectangular pit surrounded with burial offerings in pottery vessels. The man was buried wearing a long necklace of 340 graduated steatite beads and three separate pendant beads made of natural stone and three gold beads. A single copper bead was found at his waist.
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